Waterloo, Iowa: Veridian Credit Union held a free Community Shred Day on Saturday, May 17 at five Veridian branches across the state. The event drew more than 1,200 people who safely discarded 30,588 pounds of private documents in an environmentally friendly way.
Veridian partnered with Iron Mountain® and On-Site Information Destruction, Inc. to provide the shred opportunity at Veridian branches in Ankeny, Cedar Rapids, Iowa City, Waterloo and West Des Moines. The shredded material will be recycled into commercial grade paper towels, toilet paper and other paper products. In total, an estimated 382 trees were saved.
"Community Shred Day is one way we can help people take simple measures to protect their sensitive information," said Shawna Matz, Veridian's Vice President of Branches. "The shredded material is also recycled, so participants are benefitting the environment as well. It's a win-win." Veridian is planning to host another Community Shred Day on October 4.
About Veridian Credit Union
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 consumer financial services and employs more than 600 Iowans throughout 26 branches. For more information, visit www.veridiancu.org or call (800) 235-3228.
Photo 1: Veridian Credit Union's Karla Caffrey helps Community Shred Day attendees dispose of unwanted sensitive documents in Ankeny on May 17
Photo 2: Veridian Credit Union staff help Community Shred Day attendees dispose of unwanted sensitive documents in Cedar Rapids on May 17