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Veridian’s Community Shred Days draw 3,000 people, destroy 73,800 pounds of documents

WATERLOO, IA (June 7, 2022) — Veridian Credit Union hosted mobile shred trucks at six Community Shred Day events across Iowa and eastern Nebraska in the last month. An estimated three thousand people attended to shred more than 73,000 pounds of sensitive documents and help protect their identities from fraud.

“We host Community Shred Days to offer a convenient way to shred unwanted documents that contain your personal information,” said Veridian’s public relations strategist Ashtin Hotek. “We’re happy to offer these events as a free service to our communities and grateful that they’re always well attended.”

The shredded material is recycled into commercial-grade paper products. Since Veridian’s first Community Shred Day in 2009, the events have shredded nearly 1.3 million pounds of documents, saving an estimated 10,350 trees and 1,800 cubic yards of landfill space.

Veridian will host another series of Community Shred Day events in Ankeny, Cedar Rapids, Omaha, Waterloo and West Des Moines in the fall. Those dates and other details will be available at veridiancu.org/shred.

Veridian Credit Union, founded in 1934 in Waterloo, Iowa, is a not-for-profit financial cooperative owned by its members. The credit union offers a full range of business and consumer financial services with more than 900 employees and 29 branches across Iowa and eastern Nebraska. For more information, visit veridiancu.org or call (800) 235-3228.

Veridian Credit Union employees and volunteers helped an estimated 3,000 people shred 73,800 pounds of sensitive documents at six Community Shred Day events across Iowa and eastern Nebraska in May. Details on Veridian’s next Community Shred Day events will be available at www.veridiancu.org/shred.


About Veridian Credit Union

Veridian Credit Union, founded in 1934 in Waterloo, Iowa, is a not-for-profit financial cooperative owned by its 329,000 members. The credit union offers a full range of business and consumer financial services with more than 1,000 employees and 32 branches across Iowa, eastern Nebraska and the Twin Cities metro area. For more information, visit veridiancu.org or call (800) 235-3228

Contacts

Andrea Hudnut
(515) 289-5561
AndreaLH@Veridiancu.org

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