Community shred-a-thon helps people protect confidential information
– Redwood Credit Union
(RCU) is hosting a free document shredding event for the Marin community on Saturday, June 1, 2019 from 9 a.m. to noon in the Sutter Novato Community Hospital parking lot at 180 Rowland Way. The popular Shred-a-Thon will feature free document shredding provided by Shred-It and electronic waste (e-waste) collection by Conservation Corps North Bay.
“Shredding old financial documents and other confidential paperwork is one of the best measures people can take to protect themselves from identity theft,” said Ryan Lind, RCU’s Novato branch manager. “We’re happy to provide this free service for the community to help people securely dispose of their sensitive documents.”
Attendees may bring up to three standard file-sized boxes (15”x12”x10”) of confidential documents for shredding. Old financial statements, canceled checks, credit card offers, and other outdated documents that contain personal information are all contenders for shredding.
Conservation Corps North Bay will also be on site to collect and recycle e-waste such as old computers, printers, cell phones, and personal electronics.
Monetary donations will be accepted at the event to benefit SchoolsRule Marin, a coalition of 20 school foundations that help fund literacy, technology, and arts programs for every public school student in Marin County.
Last year, RCU’s Marin Shred-a-Thon helped the community recycle more than 37,500 pounds of documents and 2,800 pounds of electronic waste.
For additional information about the event, including a brief video and tips on what to shred, visit www.redwoodcu.org/shred
About Redwood Credit Union
Founded in 1950, Redwood Credit Union is a full-service financial institution providing personal and business banking to consumers and businesses in the North Bay and San Francisco. RCU offers complete financial services including checking and savings accounts, auto and home loans, credit cards, online and mobile banking, business services, commercial and SBA lending, wealth management and investment services, and more. The credit union also offers insurance and discount auto sales through its wholly owned subsidiary. RCU has over $4.5 billion in assets and serves more than 335,000 members with full-service branches from San Francisco to Ukiah, more than 30,000 fee-free network ATMs nationwide and convenient, free online and mobile banking. For more information, call 1 (800) 479-7928, visit www.redwoodcu.org, or follow RCU on Facebook at facebook.com/redwoodcu and Twitter at @Redwoodcu for news and updates.