Free Community Shred Day scheduled for Linn County Fairgrounds April 21

Oregon State Credit Union invites the community to a free document shred day on Saturday, April 21, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the Linn County Fairgrounds, 3700 Knox Butte Road East in Albany. The event will include support and presence from both the Linn County Sheriff’s Department and Albany Police Department and an opportunity to donate canned foods to the Linn Benton Food Share.

Anyone can bring up to three boxes of outdated documents such as old checks or outdated materials with personal information. Documents will be securely shredded onsite for free, with easy drive-n-drop in the parking lot through 1 p.m. or until the shred trucks are full.

Linn County Sheriff's Office Undersheriff Jim Yon said, "Our Sheriff's Office believes in the power of knowledge. We can all play a role in protecting ourselves by reducing the opportunity and risk of becoming an identity theft victim. Supporting Oregon State Credit Union's shred day is an excellent opportunity to help our community."  Undersheriff Yon will have staff at the event, including Community Services Specialist Michael Mattingly, who will be present with stickers for kids and useful information on identity theft and fraud prevention.

This will be the first of three 2018 Oregon State Credit Union shred day events all to include an optional food share donation opportunity. The second will be at the Benton County Fairgrounds in southwest Corvallis on Saturday, June 9 and the final opportunity will be Saturday, September 15 at the Salem/Keizer Volcanoes Stadium parking lot in Keizer. Working through their vendor agreement with Access Northwest and partnering with local law enforcement in all three cities, Oregon State Credit Union annually schedules these Saturday events protecting the public from fraud and identity theft as well as providing a significant benefit to the environment.

The Albany event is scheduled in conjunction with the Earth Day worldwide celebration of efforts toward environmental protection. Last year, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the collective shredding and recycling of paperwork at the three events saved more than 476 trees, 196,000 gallons of water, 92 cubic yards of landfill and more than 2,200 gallons of oil saved. It also prevented more than 1,680 cubic yards of pollutants from entering the atmosphere. The credit union matched the first $700 of cash donations dedicated to the Marion-Polk County Food Share or the Linn-Benton Food Share bringing the total value of food and cash donations to more than $1,800 to benefit the Food Shares.

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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