Veridian Credit Union to host Community Shred Day across Iowa
WATERLOO, IA (September 18, 2015) — Veridian Credit Union will host a Community Shred Day at five branches across Iowa on Saturday, October 3. Shred trucks from Iron Mountain and On-Site Information Destruction, Inc. will safely dispose unwanted, sensitive documents for attendees. Goodwill Industries will also accept unwanted computer equipment at each site.
The shred event will be free and open to the public from 9 a.m. to noon at the following Veridian branches:
Ankeny: 1201 S. Ankeny Blvd.
Cedar Rapids: 2810 Edgewood Rd. SW
Iowa City: Hy-Vee East parking lot, 812 S. First Ave.
Waterloo: 1827 Ansborough Ave.
West Des Moines: 5910 University Ave.
“Shredding unwanted documents that contain sensitive information is an easy way to help protect your identity,” said Mark Koppedryer, Veridian’s vice president of operations. “Veridian hosts a Community Shred Day twice a year to promote the importance of keeping personal information secure, and to make that security more convenient in our communities.”
Each location will accept up to 50 pounds of documents per person. All shredded material will be recycled into commercial-grade paper towels, toilet paper and other products. Computer equipment donated to Goodwill at the event will be recycled or refurbished and sold through the Dell Reconnect program, with proceeds benefitting Goodwill’s job-training programs. Goodwill encourages people to erase the hard drive on their computer prior to donating.
In 2014, Veridian Community Shred Events drew more than 3,900 people to safely discard 99,000 pounds of documents, saving an estimated 1,252 trees.
About Veridian Credit Union
Veridian Credit Union, founded in 1934 in Waterloo, Iowa, is a not-for-profit financial cooperative owned by 327,000 members. The credit union offers a full range of business and consumer financial services with nearly 1,000 employees and 31 branches across Iowa, eastern Nebraska and the Minneapolis-St. Paul metropolitan area. For more information, visit veridiancu.org or call (800) 235-3228.