Ticonderoga Federal Credit Union Celebrates Credit Union Week With Free Shredding Event And Bar-B-Ques
Contact: Kate Shoemaker
TICONDEROGA, NY – Hundreds of Ticonderoga Federal Credit Union (TFCU) members and others from the community visited the credit union, October 17-21st to partake in International Credit Union Week festivities.
Events kicked off Monday, October 17th at TFCU’s Ticonderoga office with their second annual Shred Fest – a free paper shredding event, aimed at increasing public awareness of identity theft prevention. Participants were invited to bring personally identifying documents and a non-perishable food item for donation to the area food pantries, in exchange for free paper-shredding. Shred Fest continued on Tuesday, October 18th at TFCU’s Port Henry and Elizabethtown branches.
TFCU staff greeted participants and gave informational brochures with tips to avoid identity theft. Over 3000 pounds of paper was securely destroyed in a mobile shredding truck. Proceeds from the recycling of paper generated by Shred Fest totaled $300 and was donated to the area food pantries.
The Credit Union Week celebration continued October 19th – 21st with Member Appreciation BBQs. Staff at each of TFCU’s three branches served several hundred free lunches.
“Credit Union Week provides an opportunity for our staff to interact with our members on a different level and give back to the community,” said Shawn Hayes, TFCU President and CEO. “It’s a great example of the credit union difference.”
International Credit Union Week commemorates the important role that credit unions around the world play in their communities. Differing from banks – credit unions do not pay dividends to outside shareholders. Rather, earnings are returned to their members in the form of lower loan rates, higher interest rates on deposits and lower or no transaction fees.
About Ticonderoga Federal Credit Union:
The TFCU is a not-for-profit financial institution focused on serving their members’ financial needs and supporting the community. Originally chartered in 1954 as the International Paper Ticonderoga Mill’s employee credit union, the TFCU currently offers membership to persons who live, work, worship, or attend school in, or businesses or legal entities located in Essex County, Washington County or the Towns of Hague, Horicon and Chester.
TFCU operates three conveniently located offices at 1178 NYS Route 9N, Ticonderoga, 43 Meacham Street, Port Henry and 7519 Court Street, Elizabethtown. For more information on becoming a member, please visit http://www.tfcunow.com or call 518-585-6725.