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VACU Helps Members and Community with Shred Events

VACU Helps Members and Community with Shred Events(Richmond, Virginia – May 15, 2017) — Virginia Credit Union organized three shredding events this Spring to help members safely destroy outdated documents that contained personal information.

Free shredding events were held at Boulders on April 28, at the Fredericksburg branch on May 4, and at the Seminole Square branch in Charlottesville on Friday, May 12.

Entrust Records Management, a certified document destruction company, made mobile shredding units available for all three events. All together, more than 23,000 pounds of paper were safely destroyed and nearly 1,000 member-participants were served.

At all three events, many members of VACU generously contributed food and money for the needy through local food banks. Following the shredding event at Boulders, for example, more than 1,710 lbs. of food was delivered to the warehouse at FeedMore’s Central Virginia Food Bank. The voluntary collection efforts also supported the Fredericksburg Area Food Bank and the Loaves and Fishes Food Pantry in Charlottesville.

VACU plans to offer additional shredding events in the fall. Dates and locations will be published on the Events page and shared with members via email.

A financial cooperative serving more than 254,000 members, Virginia Credit Union offers a variety of affordable banking services, loans, mortgages, and free financial education resources, with a focus on helping people be more confident with their finances. Virginia Credit Union is an equal housing opportunity lender and is federally insured by NCUA. For more information, visit www.vacu.org.

Media Contact: Glenn Birch | glenn.birch@vacu.org | (804) 560-5664