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March 25, 2014
Local Contact: Amanda Barchilon
Arizona State Credit Union
Telephone 602.467.4133

Arizona State Credit Union Helps Prevent Identity Theft in 5th Annual Shred-a-Thon

Credit Union offers $150 to those who open a qualifying checking account during green community events

PHOENIX, Ariz. –Arizona State Credit Union encourages community members to get rid of old, sensitive documents by shredding and recycling them at one of the Credit Union’s seven Shred-a-Thon events.

Members and non-members can also receive $150 when they open a qualifying checking account*.

Events will occur throughout the Credit Union’s Northern Arizona branches with Chino Valley kicking off the series on April 8. This is free to all members of the community and helps raise awareness about the importance of shredding personal documents to protect against identity theft.

“More than 48,000 pounds of sensitive documents were shredded during last year’s Shred-a-Thon events, demonstrating the need for this service,” said David E. Doss, President/CEO of Arizona State Credit Union. “As a local financial cooperative, we feel it is our responsibility to provide this opportunity to the communities we serve.”

This is the fifth consecutive year Arizona State Credit Union has hosted shred events. As part of a sustainable model, this green initiative is just one of many outreach programs that give back to members and Arizona communities.

Documents to bring to the Shred-a-Thons include bank statements, tax returns, medical bills, credit card statements and other personal documents.

Shred-A-Thons will be hosted at seven of the Northern Arizona State Credit Union branches from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The events are open to all members of the community, with a limit of five boxes per person. Below is a complete list of branch locations and dates:

    • Chino Valley                                 Tuesday, April 8
    • Prescott Gurley Street                   Tuesday, May 13
    • Prescott Gail Garder Way               Tuesday, June 10
    • Flagstaff Beaver Street                  Tuesday, July 8
    • Flagstaff Highway 89                      Tuesday, August 12
    • Prescott Valley                              Tuesday, September 9
    • Cottonwood                                  Tuesday, October 7

About Arizona State Credit Union
Arizona State Credit Union is a $1.6 billion full-service, not-for-profit local financial cooperative with a statewide branch network serving the people of Arizona. More than 130,000 Arizonans turn to Arizona State Credit Union for the organization’s commitment to meeting members needs with enhanced services and community outreach programs. 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 eight-time winner of Arizona Business Magazine’s Ranking Arizona and a five-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

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