Submitted by Washington State Employees Credit Union
Old tax forms, account statements, medical records. Sure, we all have these items boxed up somewhere, but what do you do with sensitive personal information you no longer need?
WSECU has the answer.
WSECU will hold its annual Community Shred and Share Day on Saturday, July 27 at its Olympia branch between 10:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. WSECU members, as well as our friends who live in the community, are invited to bring up to three file-size boxes – weighing up to 150 pounds – of old documents containing personal or sensitive information for secure shredding.
“One way to reduce the risk of becoming a victim of identity theft is the proper disposal of sensitive documents, and this is exactly what our annual event offers,” said Ann Flannigan, vice president of public relations. “But this day is simply not all about shredding. It’s also about sharing, and our event is a great way for people to give back to the community.”
In addition to offering this free shredding opportunity, WSECU’s Olympia branch has teamed up with Thurston County Food Bank’s “The Other Bank” to provide support to those who are in need. Participants taking advantage of Community Shred and Share Day are encouraged to donate household cleaning items and personal hygiene products.
Community Shred and Share Day will be at WSECU’s downtown campus at 400 Union Ave.
Founded by a handful of state employees in 1957, WSECU has grown to serve all residents in Washington State, with a special focus on those who share the values of giving back to the community through employment, service, volunteering and donations. WSECU meets members’ needs at its 21 branches, by phone and through the credit union’s digital channels. To learn more, visit www.wsecu.org.