Arizona State Credit Union’s eight shred events resulted in recycling 47,884 pounds of paper, which is 15,000 pounds more than 2011’s Shred-A-Thon. This sizeable contribution equates to saving 239 trees.

Members of northern Arizona communities were encouraged to participate in the free events by bringing up to five boxes of their sensitive documents to the credit union’s branches to be shredded right on location.

In support of community outreach programs, the credit union sponsored these events to help raise awareness about the importance of shredding personal documents and protecting against identity theft.

“It is great to see community members responding to our sustainable model with attendance and the amount of documents increasing each of the three years that we’ve sponsored the Shred-A-Thon,” said David E. Doss, President/CEO of Arizona State Credit Union. “As a 100% local financial cooperative, it is our responsibility to fill this community need and we are glad to do it.”

The Shred-A-Thon kicked off in March at the credit union’s Prescott Valley branch and concluded in October at its Cottonwood branch.

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