For Immediate Release
October 19, 2010
Local Contact: Paul B. Stull
Arizona State Credit Union
Telephone (602) 467-4062
Arizona State Credit Union Makes Community Impact With Shred-A-Thon
Credit Union Hosts Eight Shredding Events in Northern Arizona
PHOENIX, Ariz. - Arizona State Credit Union hosted eight Shred-A-Thons throughout their Northern Arizona branches and recycled more than 46,000 pounds of paper, which is the equivalent of saving 288 trees. The Credit Union's Shred the Word campaign helped members of the community by raising awareness about the importance of shredding personal documents to protect against identity theft. Hundreds of area residents attended the events and properly disposed of sensitive documents in a safe and secure manner.
"With Arizona leading the country in identity theft, it is important to raise awareness on this issue," said David E. Doss, President /CEO of Arizona State Credit Union. "We strive to provide assistance to the community not just through our financial services, but through each and every interaction we have with our members and the Arizona communities we serve."
The Shred-A-Thon began February 23 at the Prescott Valley branch and ended September 21 at the Chino Valley branch. Events were also held at the Credit Union's Cottonwood, Sedona and Flagstaff branches. Arizona State Credit Union offered $100 to any member of the community who opened a checking account with direct deposit during any of the free Shred-A-Thon events.
About Arizona State Credit Union
Arizona State Credit Union is a $1.3 billion full-service, not-for-profit financial cooperative with a statewide branch network serving the people of Arizona. More than 130,000 Arizonans turn to Arizona State Credit Union for outstanding service and value. Arizona State Credit Union has grown dramatically since its founding in 1951, providing a full line of financial products and services at 22 branches across the state. Nearly 60 years of excellence and outstanding customer service have helped the Credit Union become a four-time winner of Arizona Business Magazine's Ranking Arizona and a three-time recipient of the Peter Barron Stark & Associates Award for Workplace ExcellenceTM. Arizona State Credit Union is headquartered in Phoenix and welcomes membership from businesses and individuals throughout the state. Reach us at 800.671.1098 or visit us at www.azstcu.org.