• Redwood Credit Union Shred-a-Thon Provides Secure Document Shredding to Marin Residents

    June 06, 2019
    Approximately 700 Locals Attended Free Shred-a-Thon Event in Marin
    Novato, Calif – Redwood Credit Union (RCU) hosted a free document shredding event at Sutter Novato Community Hospital on Saturday, June 1, 2019. Approximately 700 local residents brought old financial documents and other confidential paperwork—33,500 lbs in total—to be shredded by Shred-IT, which provided on-site shredding trucks for the credit union’s annual Shred-a-Thon event.
    “Shredding sensitive documents is one of the best precautions people can take against identity theft, so we were happy to once again provide this service to our community,” said Lindsay Jones, regional vice president of branch experience.
    RCU also offered e-waste disposal at the event, through Conservation Corps North Bay, and collected 3,616 lbs. of old electronics to be recycled.
    Additionally, RCU collected $2,163 in monetary donations at the event to benefit SchoolsRule Marin, a coalition of 20 school foundations that helps fund literacy, technology, and art programs for every public school student in Marin County. RCU donates to SchoolsRule every time a Marin resident makes a purchase using an RCU debit or credit card. Details of the program are available at redwoodcu.org/schoolsrule
    RCU will be holding additional Shred-a-Thons this summer in Napa, Sonoma, and Mendocino Counties. To learn more, visit 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 redwoodcu.org, or follow RCU on Facebook at facebook.com/redwoodcu, Instagram @redwoodcreditunion.org, and Twitter @Redwoodcu for news and updates.
    Michele Kimble, PR & Communications Specialist
    (707) 576-5276