Redwood Credit Union (RCU) is hosting a free document shredding event for the community on Saturday, July 18 from 9 am to 12:30 pm at Novato Community Hospital parking lot at 100 Rowland Way in Novato. The popular annual Shred-a-Thon event will include free document shredding provided by Shred-It and e-waste collection by Computer & Technology Resource Center.
“Shredding old financial documents and other confidential paperwork is one of the best measures people can take to protect themselves from identity theft,” said Richard De Ramon, 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 3 banker-sized boxes (15”x12”x10”) of confidential documents for shredding, such as old financial statements, canceled checks, credit card offers and other outdated documents containing personal information. Computer Technology & Resource Center will also be on site to collect and recycle e-waste such as old computers, printers, cell phones and personal electronics.
Monetary donations will also be accepted at the event to benefit the Novato Unified School District Healthy Partnership, providing healthcare for students in need.
For additional information, 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 services to anyone living or working in the North Bay or San Francisco. As a financial cooperative focused on people not profit, 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, and provides investment and financial planning services through CFS. The Credit Union also offers a variety of insurance products and discount auto sales through its wholly-owned subsidiary. RCU currently has $2.5 billion in assets and serves over 247,000 Members with full-service branch locations from San Francisco to Ukiah, and more than 30,000 free network ATMs nationwide. RCU has a five-star Bauer Financial rating, and is rated Excellent by Weiss Ratings. For more information, please call 1 (800) 479-7928 or visit www.redwoodcu.org.