Community Shred Day Success: more than 10,250 pounds of personal papers shredded

PITTSFIELD, MA (May 15, 2024) — More than 10,250 pounds of personal papers were shredded at this year’s Community Shred Day, an event held on May 11 and hosted by Greylock Federal Credit Union, in collaboration with Berkshire United Way, to benefit the United Way’s local initiatives.

The event, which was open to the public, allowed community members to securely dispose of personal printed documents on-site at the United Way headquarters in Pittsfield. Through community donations, a total of $2,350 was raised for the organization.

“Berkshire United Way is so grateful for the partnership we have with Greylock,” said Community Engagement Manager Pam Knisley, of the United Way. “The support by Greylock and their employees of our volunteer projects, special events, like the annual Shred Day, and employee giving campaign, helps us continue the work that we do to ensure that our neighbors will thrive.”

“A special thanks goes out to Pittsfield Boy Scout Troop 8 for volunteering at the event this year,” said Christina Walker, event co-organizer and Greylock Marketing Project Specialist. “They were a big help.”

Jordyn Scace, also an event co-organizer and Greylock Web Content Manager, noted the outpouring of response.

“Our community loves this event, and so do we!” said Scace. “We know how much our community looks forward to this event and we had a great day for it.”

About Greylock Federal Credit Union

Greylock Federal Credit Union’s vision is to be the face of financial equity and inclusion in the communities we serve by offering personal and business accounts; mobile, online, and phone access to your finances; free financial education for the community as a whole; unique lending products to suit the specific needs of our Members; investment services through Greylock Investment Group; and insurance products through Greylock Insurance Agency.

Greylock is wholly owned by its Members and offers full-service branches in Pittsfield, Great Barrington, Lee, Adams, North Adams, Williamstown, Lanesborough, and Lenox, Mass., and Greenport/Hudson, N.Y. Greylock has a Low-Income Designation (LID) from the National Credit Union Association (NCUA) and certification by the U.S. Treasury Department’s Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFI) Fund allowing the Credit Union to offer expanded services to low- and moderate-income families. More information is available at Insured by NCUA.


Roberta McCulloc-Dews
Greylock Federal Credit Union

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