Alexandria, VA (PRWEB) May 06, 2012
CommonWealth One Federal Credit Union’s annual Community Shred Day was held on Saturday, April 28th for its members and the community at its Alexandria and Harrisonburg, Virginia branches. Members and the community were encouraged to shred their sensitive personal documents such as monthly bill statements, paycheck stubs, and junk mail for free.
In Alexandria, Safeguard Shredding was on-site to securely shred materials while participants waited. 9,600 pounds of documents were shredded. In addition to the free shredding, attendees enjoyed free light refreshments, plus games and fun activities that highlighted the end of the National Credit Union Youth Week. One lucky member won four free tickets to a Washington Nationals baseball game.
More than twenty T.C. Williams High School Academy of Finance (“AOF”) students volunteered at the event as well as sold drinks to raise money for their program. Two students dressed up as superheroes to promote National Credit Union Youth Week during the event and painted children’s faces. The AOF program promotes financial literacy among students by preparing and exposing them to the world of business. CommonWealth One helps them achieve this goal by giving these students the opportunity and the experience of working for a financial institution and other special projects.
H&R Contractors shredded a total of 1,749 pounds of documents at the Harrisonburg Regional Branch, which was an increase of 944 pounds over last year. Attendees also enjoyed free light refreshments as well as National Credit Union Youth Week games and activities. Staff wore Super Saver t-shirts to promote saving, plus a super hero was on hand to play games and entertain children. A free hot air balloon ride was raffled to the attendees. The local radio station, WJDV, also broadcasted live during the event.
Branch Managers and staff were on hand to answer questions about mortgages, auto loans, checking/savings accounts, online account opening, and e-Services, including Mobile Web Banking and Text Banking as well as other financial products and services.
About CommonWealth One Federal Credit Union
Since 1944, CommonWealth One Federal Credit Union, headquartered in Alexandria, VA, has grown to become one of Washington, D.C. and Northern Virginia’s top credit unions with more than $300 million in assets serving more than 36,000 members. CommonWealth One is a full-service, member-owned, not-for-profit financial cooperative committed to being the lifetime financial institution of its members. It provides its members with lower fees and loan rates, plus higher savings rates. Excess earnings are returned to members in the form of higher dividend rates, lower interest rates on loans and low or no fees.
CommonWealth One has branches in downtown Washington, D.C., Alexandria, VA, and Harrisonburg, VA (one branch is located on the James Madison University campus). Members can access their accounts through Online Banking, Mobile and Text Banking, plus a network of over 4,000 shared branches and 40,000+ transaction-fee-free ATMs across the country.
For information, or to open an account online, visit http://www.cofcu.org.