Free Shred Day event and food drive scheduled for July 29 in Keizer Posted on June 27, 2017

Keizer Shred Day and food drive scheduled for July 29; free shred events accept more than 20 tons of sensitive materials

Free Community Shred Day

The next Community Shred Day
event will be held on Saturday,
July 29 at the Oregon State Credit Union
Keizer branch located at the corner of
Chemawa and River Road North.

Two of the three Oregon State Credit Union annual Free Community Shred Days in Albany and Corvallis have already accepted more than 20 tons of sensitive materials with a final event scheduled for Keizer on Saturday, July 29 open to the public, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the parking lot behind the credit union branch at 4952 River Road North. In addition, the credit union is continuing its partnership with Marion-Polk Food Share to accept food and cash donations on their behalf during the event.

Oregon State Credit Union’s first two Shred Days in 2017 served 1,268 vehicles dropping off their dated documents for safe and secure disposal. In addition, the shredding and recycling of 43,133 pounds of paperwork saved more than 355 trees, 147,000 gallons of water, 690 cubic yards of landfill and more than 1650 gallons of oil saved. It also prevented more than 1,260 pounds of pollutants from entering the atmosphere. The estimated value of those sustainability efforts total more than $100,000, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. At this event last year, the credit union also brought in 447 pounds of donated food for Marion-Polk Food Share. Learn more about the credit union’s Community Shred Day events.

The credit union is providing this community service where anyone can bring boxes of outdated documents such as old checks or outdated forms and statements with personal information. Documents will be securely shredded onsite for free with easy drop off in the parking lot between the branch of Oregon State Credit Union and the grocery store behind it. The event includes a continued partnership with the Keizer Police Department and will run through 1 p.m. or until the shred truck is full.

Keizer Police Department Lieutenant Andrew Copeland said, “Shredding personal documents, credit cards, and unused checks is a great way to reduce the likelihood of becoming one of the millions of victims of identity theft nationally. The Keizer Police Department is excited to team up with Oregon State Credit Union on this event and appreciates the credit union for being proactive in the community by promoting ways to be safer."
Marion-Polk Food Share Community Relations Manager Robbin Kerner said, “We truly appreciate the opportunity to partner with Oregon State Credit Union on the Keizer Shred Day Event. The Food Share is so thankful for community supporters like Oregon State Credit Union who help in the fight against hunger.” Kerner went on to say that they are especially in need of high protein items like tuna fish, peanut butter, cereal and shelf stable milk.

“We remain an active partner in the Keizer community. Partnering with local law enforcement and now Marion-Polk Food Share, these events have been very well received,” said Oregon State Credit Union Keizer Branch Manager Craig Williams.

Oregon State Credit Union is a member-owned, not-for-profit financial cooperative, open to anyone who lives or works in 24 western and central Oregon counties. Learn more about Oregon State Credit Union.

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