TFCU's Shredding Day Helps Long Island Families Guard Against ID Theft

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Free event for members and community collected paper, e-waste, and canned goods for the Girl Scouts’ Food for Friends drive.

In an effort to help members and community residents fight identity theft, Teachers Federal Credit Union (TFCU), one of the country’s largest credit unions, held a Shredding Day at its Hauppauge headquarters. The free waste recycling/destruction and paper shredding day attracted over 350 cars, collecting and disposing a total of 10,195 pounds of paper and 5,338 pounds of electronic waste. In addition, the Girl Scouts of Suffolk County collected canned goods for their Food for Friends drive and sold over 100 boxes of cookies.

The paper shredding was done on site by Cintas Document Management; and the electronic materials, including obsolete computers, old hard drives, monitors, printers, cell phones, scanners and radios, were placed in containers for off-site secure destruction by e-Scrap Destruction.

“TFCU’s Shredding Day was originally planned to help reduce identity theft and fraud but has evolved into an environmental and consumer awareness program that reflects TFCU’s commitment to our members and to all Long Islanders,” said Robert G. Allen, TFCU president/CEO.

Over the past few years, TFCU has sponsored twelve shredding days in various locations across Long Island and has collected a total of 112,849 pounds of paper and 73,101 pounds of electronics.

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About TFCU:
Teachers Federal Credit Union (TFCU), one of the country’s largest credit unions, is a full-service, not-for-profit financial institution. TFCU was founded on Long Island in 1952 and now has over $4.7 billion in total assets, serves more than 227,000 members and has 23 full-service branches throughout Suffolk County including: Amityville, Bay Shore, Brookhaven National Laboratory, Central Islip, Commack, East Northport, Entenmann’s, Farmingville, Hauppauge, Holbrook, Huntington, Nesconset, North Babylon, Oakdale, Port Jefferson Station, Riverhead, Rocky Point, Selden, Shirley, Smithtown, South Setauket, and Stony Brook University (2). Members also have access to services at more than 5,000 shared service centers located across the country. TFCU offers financial services to all people and businesses located in Nassau and Suffolk counties (excluding the townships of Southampton, East Hampton and Shelter Island). More information is available about TFCU by visiting http://www.teachersfcu.org or by calling (631) 698-7000.

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