“The first rule in preventing your confidential information from getting in the hands of identity thieves: if you don’t need it, shred it,” said Teresa Halleck, president and CEO of San Diego County Credit Union, which is hosting its 2017 SDCCU Super Shred Event at Qualcomm Stadium on Saturday, June 24 from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.
San Diego County Credit Union (SDCCU), San Diego’s largest locally-owned financial institution, is preparing to set a new Guinness World Record at the upcoming SDCCU Super Shred Event. The public is invited to bring an unlimited amount of documents to be shred for free at the event in the northwest parking lot of the Stadium, located at 9449 Friars Road, San Diego.
SDCCU is planning to shred the Guinness World Record for the most paper collected in 24 hours. In July 2016, SDCCU organized the effort to collect and shred over 589,251 pounds of paper, achieving a fourth Guinness World Record for the most paper collected in 24 hours at a single location. During the event, over 70 trucks were used to collect and shred the paper. This year, SDCCU is aiming to collect and shred more than 600,000 pounds of paper!
“SDCCU encourages everyone, customer or not, to fill their vehicles with personal documents that need to be shredded and come to the SDCCU Super Shred Event at Qualcomm Stadium on June 24. We are pleased to be able to provide the community an opportunity to protect themselves by providing a free, and proper, way to dispose of confidential data—and we hope to once again put San Diego on the map with a fifth Guinness World Record,” said Halleck.
There is no limit to how much you can bring! Shred-It®, the world's leading document destruction and recycling company, will be onsite to shred documents at no charge. Paper documents should be removed from binders prior to shredding; however, staples and paperclips are okay to be shredded. The first 1,000 guests who take advantage of the SDCCU Super Shred Event will receive a free gift. Plus, donations will be accepted for SDCCU Stuff the Bus, a program launched in partnership with the San Diego County Office of Education and iHeartMedia radio stations, Star 94.1, Channel 933, JAM’n 95.7 and KOGO AM 600 benefiting the 22,000 plus homeless students in San Diego.
SDCCU began hosting its free Shred Day events in 2007 and has since collected, shredded and recycled more than 2,500,000 pounds of documents at no charge, saving nearly 22,000 trees (every 120 pounds shredded represents one saved tree).
For more information about the free SDCCU Super Shred Event on June 24, visit sdccu.com/shred.
“We are committed to doing good in our community and helping San Diegans protect their confidential data and privacy,” said Halleck. “I also recommend using SDCCU’s online and mobile banking services, such as eStatements, eNotices and eReceipts. It’s not only a great way to minimize the amount of confidential information you have at home but it also reduces waste.”
As a leader in the industry leveraging new technologies to provide breakthrough banking products and services, SDCCU provides customers quick, easy and secure access to their accounts through online and mobile banking.
SDCCU’s dedication to building healthier, safer and thriving communities is embedded in its corporate culture and extends outward into the community. Founded more than 75 years ago by San Diego County employees on the principle that people come first and profits second, SDCCU is now San Diego’s largest locally-owned financial institution. With $6.9 billion in assets and over 291,000 customers, SDCCU proudly supports more than 75 non-profits each year and the SDCCU Super Shred Event is one of 200-plus community events SDCCU participates in annually.