LAFCU invites public to Shred Day Oct. 9

Credit union offers free secure destruction of personal information to help prevent identity theft

LANSING, MI (September 20, 2021) — LAFCU is offering free document shredding to the public at the credit union’s Shred Day, Saturday, Oct. 9, 10 a.m. to noon, to reduce identify theft.

A mobile shredding truck will be at LAFCU’s West Lansing Branch, 106 N. Marketplace Blvd., for on-site secure destruction of personal documents. The paper will be recycled. Each person may drop off up to four Bankers Boxes of materials to be shred. Masks are required and social distancing measures will be in place.

“LAFCU offers this free service to the public to help keep our community safe from identity theft,” said Alyssa Troub, marketing and communications specialist. “It is best practice to shred documents with personal account information on them. If you don’t need the documents anymore, we can dispose of them securely.”

Recommended materials are documents that have identifying information about financial, medical and Social Security accounts. This includes receipts, address labels, bills, insurance claims, tax forms and checking, savings and loan statements.

At LAFCU’s May 1 Shred Day more than 7,000 pounds of paper was shredded and recycled, equating to approximately 50 trees saved.

LAFCU HQ-West Lansing Branch

LAFCU welcomes the public to bring documents to its West Lansing Branch for free on-site shredding, Saturday, Oct. 9. Pictured are LAFCU’s Alyssa Troub, center, and Shred Experts’ Adam Jacobs, left, and Jim Neering.

About LAFCU (MI)

Chartered in 1936, LAFCU is a not-for-profit financial cooperative open for membership to anyone who lives, works, worships or attends school in Michigan and to businesses and other entities located in Michigan. The credit union serves more than 74,000 members and holds over $1 billion in assets. It was named a Best Credit Union to Work For in 2020. LAFCU offers a comprehensive range of financial products and services as well as an expanding complement of financial technology solutions. Members enjoy benefits such as low fees, low-interest rates on loans, high yields on savings, discounts, knowledgeable employees and nationwide access to fee-free ATMs. A recipient of the national Dora Maxwell Social Responsibility Community Service Award for credit unions, LAFCU enriches the communities it serves by supporting many organizations and causes. To learn more about LAFCU, call 800.748.0228 or visit


Ashley Sandborn
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