For Immediate Release
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October 24, 2013
Local Contact: Amanda Barchilon
Arizona State Credit Union
Telephone 602.467.4133

Arizona State Credit Union Recycles More Than 24 Tons of Documents

Shred-a-Thon events help Arizonans safeguard their personal information, protect against identity theft

PHOENIX, Ariz. –Arizona State Credit Union’s eight shred events resulted in recycling 48,193 pounds of paper, which is 300 pounds more than 2012’s Shred-a-Thon. This sizable contribution equates to saving 301 trees.

Residents of northern Arizona communities were encouraged to shred their sensitive information during these free events. Attendees could bring up to five boxes of documents to their local branch to be shredded on site.

To support continuing community outreach programs, the Credit Union sponsored these events throughout the year to raise awareness of the importance of securing personal information to protect against identity theft.

“We are committed to providing community members with opportunities to protect themselves from dangerous financial schemes,” said David E. Doss, President/CEO of Arizona State Credit Union. “This is our fourth year sponsoring the Shred-a-Thon, and it is great to see our members continuing to respond to these events and bring documents to shred.”  

The Shred-a-Thon kicked off in March at the Credit Union’s Prescott Valley branch and concluded in October at its Cottonwood branch.

For more information about the Credit Union’s support of local Arizona communities, or for information on products and services, call 800.671.1098 or visit


About Arizona State Credit Union

Arizona State Credit Union is a $1.4 billion full-service, not-for-profit local financial cooperative with a statewide branch network serving the people of Arizona. More than 125,000 Arizonans turn to Arizona

State Credit Union for the organization’s commitment to meeting members needs with enhanced services and community outreach programs. Arizona State Credit Union has grown dramatically since its founding in 1951, providing a full line of financial products and services at 21 locations across the state. More than 60 years of excellence and outstanding customer service have helped the Credit Union become a seven-time winner of Arizona Business Magazine’s Ranking Arizona and a five-time recipient of the Peter Barron Stark & Associates Award for Workplace Excellence™. 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