Four Tons of Paper Shredded at Community Shredding Event

Credit Union of Southern California Helps Local Residents Prevent Identity Theft

WHITTIER, CA (May 9, 2013) On Saturday, April 27, 2013, Credit Union of Southern California helped hundreds of Los Angeles, Orange County, and San Bernardino residents guard their identities by safely disposing of their confidential documents at its fourth annual Free Community Shred-A-Thon.

The community credit union hosted mobile shredding trucks at its Brea and Whittier branches where attendees had up to three boxes of paper documents shredded free of charge. Visitors dropped off their confidential documents via drive-thru service or parked and watched as their documents were destroyed by licensed document destruction specialists.

“Our goal is to increase awareness of identity theft and allow people the opportunity to dispose of sensitive documents that, if discarded improperly, could open the door to identity theft,” stated Michelle Hunter, CU SoCal’s SVP of Marketing and Development. “Our hope is that providing individuals the opportunity to have their confidential documents destroyed on site and free of charge will help to make our communities safer.”

The mobile shredding trucks ran simultaneously at each location from 9 a.m. until noon and were filled with more than four tons of paper documents. The destroyed confidential documents will be recycled into new paper products.

About Credit Union of Southern California (CU SoCal)
Founded in 1954 as Whittier Area Schools Federal Credit Union, CU SoCal has a five-star financial rating from BauerFinancial, a nationally recognized independent research firm. Today, CU SoCal has $700 million in assets and is dedicated to Building Better Lives for its 55,000 Member-Owners through World-Class Service, competitive products, and convenience. Membership is open to those who live, work, worship, or attend school in Orange County, San Gabriel Valley, the cities connecting those geographic areas, as well as Chino, Chino Hills, Ontario, Pomona and San Bernardino. For more information, visit

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