Waterloo, Iowa: Veridian Credit Union held a free Community Shred Day on Saturday, October 6, at five Veridian branches. This annual event helps Iowans protect their identity.
The event drew approximately 2,500 people, who safely discarded private documents in an environmentally friendly way by bringing 61,000 pounds of documents to be shredded. Veridian partnered with Iron Mountain® and On-Site Information Destruction, Inc. to provide this 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. Veridian estimates that the Community Shred Day saved 768 trees.
Veridian also partnered with Goodwill Industries and the Dell Reconnect program to help participants recycle old computer equipment at no cost.
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 500 Iowans throughout 26 branches. For more information, visit www.veridiancu.org or call (800) 235-3228.
Photo A (Central Iowa): More than 850 central Iowans brought their confidential documents to Veridian Credit Union's Ankeny and West Des Moines branches on October 6 for Veridian's annual Community Shred Day.
Photo B (Eastern Iowa): More than 18,000 pounds of documents were shredded at Veridian Credit Union's Eastside Hy-Vee branch in Iowa City and Westdale branch in Cedar Rapids on October 6 for Veridian's annual Community Shred Day.
Photo C (Northeast Iowa): Veridian Credit Union's annual Community Shred Day helped approximately 860 people at Veridian's Ansborough branch properly dispose of confidential documents at the event on October 6.