Andrews Federal Hosts Shred Day to Help Fight Identity Theft

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A total of 7,400lbs or 3.7 tons were shredded at the event.

Andrews Federal staff and volunteers worked hard to assist with the shredding over more than 7,400lbs of confidential information during their Shred Day event.

Andrews Federal Credit Union recently hosted a Shred Day at its Headquarters location. Credit Union members, as well as members of the local community, were able to safely dispose of their old personal records in an effort to combat identity theft and fraud.

“We were happy to be able to give our members and the community an opportunity to dispose of confidential documents, while also being environmentally conscious,” said Jim Hayes, President & CEO. “Additionally, we want to continue to do our part to reduce our carbon footprint, minimize the amount of waste sent to a landfill and do business in a sustainable way.”

A total of 7,400lbs or 3.7 tons were shredded at the event. Environmentally, it equates to more than 7 barrels of oil, nearly 63 trees and almost 26,000 gallons of water. Needless to say, Andrews Federal is doing its part to contribute to environmental sustainability.

About Andrews Federal Credit Union
Andrews Federal Credit Union was founded in 1948 to serve the needs of military and civilian personnel by providing a vast array of financial products and services. With over $1 billion in assets, Andrews Federal has grown to serve more than 116,000 members in the District of Columbia, Joint Base Andrews (MD), Springfield, Virginia (VA), Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst (NJ), and military installations in central Germany, Belgium, and the Netherlands. In addition, the Credit Union serves as a financial partner with many select employee groups in Maryland, the District of Columbia, Virginia and New Jersey.

To learn more about Andrews Federal Credit Union and its community involvement, or to become a member, call 800.487.5500 or visit

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