For Immediate Release
April 25, 2013
Local Contact: Jordan Adams
Arizona State Credit Union Anticipates Strong Turnout at Prescott Shred-a-Thon
Shred-a-Thon returns to record-breaking location
PHOENIX, Ariz. –Arizona State Credit Union anticipates a strong community presence at its Prescott Shred-a-Thon event after more than 8,950 pounds of documents were shredded and recycled at the city’s 2012 event.
This is the third of eight stops in the Credit Union’s 2013 Shred-a-Thon tour. The event is free of charge and helps raise awareness about the importance of shredding personal documents to protect against identity theft.
Members of the Prescott community are encouraged to participate by dropping off their sensitive documents at the Credit Union’s Prescott Gurley Street branch on Tuesday, May 7, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Chino Valley residents made a strong showing at the Credit Union’s previous shred event in April, where they brought 5,390 pounds of documents to be destroyed securely. This equates to saving more than 26 trees and is 1,380 more pounds than the Chino Valley community shredded during its 2012 event.
“It is encouraging to see a significant increase in community participation this year,” said David E. Doss, President/CEO of Arizona State Credit Union. “Green initiatives, such as the Shred-a-Thon, are an important part of our cooperative business model and meet a great need in the communities the Credit Union serves.”
Important documents to bring to the Shred-a-Thons include bank statements, tax returns, medical bills, credit card statements and other personal documents. Members and non-members can also receive $150 when they open a qualifying checking account.
Shred-a-Thons will be hosted at northern Arizona Credit Union branches from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. They are free and open to all members of the community, with a limit of five boxes per person. Below is a complete list of branches and dates:
- Prescott Gurley Street Tuesday, May 7
- Flagstaff Beaver Street Tuesday, June 11
- Flagstaff Highway 89 Tuesday, July 9
- Payson Tuesday, August 6
- Prescott Gail Gardner Way Tuesday, September 10
- Cottonwood Tuesday, October 8
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 www.azstcu.org.