For Immediate Release
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March 30, 2012
Local Contact: Jordan Masi
Arizona State Credit Union
Telephone (602) 467-4133
jMarketing@azstcu.org

Arizona State Credit Union Recycles Record Amount at First 2012 Shred Event

Shred-A-Thon finds success in Prescott Valley

PHOENIX, Ariz. - Arizona State Credit Union hosted its first 2012 Shred event in Prescott Valley on Tuesday, March 27, where more than 7,550 pounds of paper were shredded and recycled. This equates to saving 38 trees and is the second highest amount shredded at an event since the Credit Union began hosting the Shred-A-Thon in 2010.

The Credit Union's Chino Valley branch is the second of eight stops on the Shred-A-Thon tour. Community members are encouraged to drop off their old sensitive documents from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Tuesday, April 10. The event is free of charge and helps raise awareness about the importance of shredding personal documents to protect against identity theft.

"It's a welcoming site to see so many appreciative community members wanting to participate in a good cause," said David E. Doss, President/CEO of Arizona State Credit Union. "With this being our third year hosting such events, community members look to this service to safely destroy their sensitive documents. We are happy we can meet such a community need and include this green initiative as part of our cooperative business model."

Important documents to bring to the Shred-A-Thons include bank statements, tax returns, medical bills, credit card statements and other personal documents. Community members will also be placed into a drawing to win an Apple iPad when they apply for a Visa® Platinum Credit Card.

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:

Chino Valley Tuesday, April 10
Prescott Gurley Street Tuesday, May 8
Flagstaff Beaver Street Tuesday, June 12
Flagstaff Highway 89 Tuesday, July 10
Payson Tuesday, August 7
Prescott Gail Gardner Way Tuesday, September 11
Cottonwood Tuesday, October 16

About Arizona State Credit Union
Arizona State Credit Union is a $1.3 billion full-service, not-for-profit financial cooperative with a statewide branch network serving the people of Arizona. More than 125,000 Arizonans turn to Arizona State Credit Union for outstanding service and value. Arizona State Credit Union has grown dramatically since its founding in 1951, providing a full line of financial products and services at 21 branches across the state. More than 60 years of excellence and outstanding customer service have helped the Credit Union become a six-time winner of Arizona Business Magazine's Ranking Arizona and a four-time recipient of the Peter Barron Stark & Associates Award for Workplace ExcellenceTM. 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.

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