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April 27, 2012
Local Contact: Jordan Masi
Arizona State Credit Union
Telephone (602) 467-4133
jMarketing@azstcu.org

Arizona State Credit Union Anticipates Strong Turnout at Prescott Shred-A-Thon

Shred-A-Thon returns to record-breaking location

PHOENIX, Ariz. –  Arizona State Credit Union anticipates a strong community presence at its Prescott Shred-A-Thon event after more than 7,000 pounds of documents were shredded and recycled at the city’s 2011 event.

This is the third of eight stops in the Credit Union’s 2012 Shred-A-Thon tour. The event is free of charge and helps raise awareness about the importance of shredding personal documents to protect against identity theft.

Members of the Prescott community are encouraged to participate by dropping off their sensitive documents at the Credit Union’s Prescott Gurley Street Branch on Tuesday, May 8, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Chino Valley residents made a strong showing at the Credit Union’s previous Shred event in April, where they brought 4,010 pounds of documents to be destroyed securely. This equates to saving 20 trees and is 1,500 more pounds than the Chino Valley community shredded during its 2011 event.

"It is encouraging to see a significant increase in community participation this year," said David E. Doss, President/CEO of Arizona State Credit Union. "Green initiatives, such as the Shred-A-Thon, are an important part of our cooperative business model and meet a great need in the communities the Credit Union serves."

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:

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 locations 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 Excellence™. 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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