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Redwood Credit Union To Host FREE Community Shred Event!

Robin McKenzie / Senior Vice President, Marketing & PR

(707) 576-5270 / 1 (800) 479-7928, ext. 5270 / rmckenzie@redwoodcu.org

Redwood Credit Union (RCU) will host a free information security event for RCU Members and the community on Saturday, August 14th from 8 am to 1 pm at their Administrative Offices located at 3033 Cleveland Avenue in Santa Rosa. The event will include free document shredding provided by Shred-It and Integrity Shred, as well as an eWaste recycle center provided by GoodWill Industries of the Redwood Empire.

The event will also feature a free educational seminar on preventing identity theft and fraud titled Protect Your Future: New Trends in Identity Theft, which begins at 10:30 am. The seminar is in English, but bilingual resources will also be available for Spanish-speaking attendees. All seminar attendees will be entered into a drawing for a personal shredder.

“We are committed to helping our Members and our communities protect themselves against the ever-increasing threats of identity theft and fraud by offering this free opportunity to shred sensitive documents and learn about other preventative measures that they can take,” said RCU President & CEO Brett Martinez.

One of the easiest and most effective precautions against identity theft is to shred documents that contain sensitive data, such as old financial statements, canceled checks, credit card offers, and other outdated documents containing personal information. Attendees may bring up to 3 banker-sized boxes of documents for shredding. Acceptable items for eWaste recycling include computer components (CPUs, monitors, printers, ink cartridges), small office equipment (copiers and fax machines), and personal electronics (cell phones, CD and DVD players, televisions) and more. Visit RCU’s website for a complete list. Free child safety kits will also be available at the event.

Redwood Credit Union, now celebrating its 60th year, is a full-service financial institution offering comprehensive financial services to fulfill consumer and small business banking needs. Founded in 1950, RCU has 15 branch locations from San Francisco to Ukiah. Membership is open to anyone living or working in eight Greater Bay Area counties, including Sonoma, Marin, Napa, and San Francisco. The Credit Union also offers a host of insurance products and discount car buying services. Redwood Credit Union currently serves nearly 150,000 Members and has $1.7 billion in assets. For more information about Redwood Credit Union, please call 

(707) 545-4000, toll-free 1 (800) 479-7928, or visit www.redwoodcu.org.


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