April 10, 2015- 1st Financial Federal Credit Union is offering a Free Community Document Shred Day on Saturday, May 2nd.
Shredding important documents is a great way to help prevent identity theft. But these documents-like bank statements, medical records, and credit card bills-can accumulate quickly because the information they contain can be targeted after it has been thrown away in the trash. A secure solution to ensuring financial security is to use bulk document destruction for important papers.
1st Financial Federal Credit Union is hosting its annual Shred Day on Saturday, May 2nd at three area branches from 9 a.m. until noon. Participants can bring up to five containers of documents to the event. The locations for Shred Day include:
- St. Charles Branch at 1550 Country Club Plaza Drive, St. Charles, MO 63303
- Hazelwood Branch at 5916 North Lindbergh, Hazelwood, MO 63042
- Wentzville Branch at 1232 Wentzville Parkway, Wentzville MO 63385
1st Financial has contracted Shred-It to provide document destruction services at each of the branches. Shred-it is a certified document shredding company with 25 years of experience in the St. Louis area. Shred-It provides their customers peace of mind by delivering unparalleled security and service for the information they value.
1st Financial is also partnering with St. Louis Bicycle Works to hold a bicycle drive this year. Members and non-members can donate used bicycles from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at all three locations. St. Louis Bicycle Works will take the donations back to their bike shop for rehabilitation. Once they are refurbished, St. Louis area children receive the bike after they complete the Earn-a-Bike safety and maintenance program which promotes responsibility and a strong desire to serve and improve their community. St. Louis Bicycle Works has provided over 10,000 bikes to inner-city kids since 1988.
“Our number one priority is making sure our member’s financial information is secure,” said Carol Minges, Chief Executive Officer of 1st Financial Federal Credit Union. “While we offer electronic services like eStatements and Online Banking to help prevent identity theft, we still have a lot of members who choose to receive financial information via regular mail. We host our Shred Day to give members peace of mind when it comes to safely disposing of their financial documents.”
For more information on St. Louis Bicycle Works, please visit http://www.bworks.org/
For more information about 1st Financial Federal Credit Union and the credit union difference, please visit www.1stfinancialfcu.org
About 1st Financial Federal Credit Union
Like all credit unions, 1st Financial is a member-owned, financial cooperative. 1st Financial Federal Credit Union was chartered on September 3, 1968 as District 837 Credit Union by the International Association of Machinist members employed by McDonnell Douglas. Today, with over 30,000 members and nearly $200 million in assets, 1st Financial is a St. Louis metro area financial institution dedicated to helping members achieve their financial dreams. For over 45 years 1st Financial has provided members with a full line of dependable financial products and services which returns profits to the members in the form of lower rates on loans and higher savings yields. The cooperative nature of credit unions enables 1st Financial to provide products and services at very reasonable rates.
1st Financial Federal Credit Union serves those who live, work, worship, attend school, or regularly conduct business in St. Louis City, St. Louis County, and St. Charles County, Missouri and a wide array of companies throughout the St. Louis metropolitan area. 1st Financial is a member-owned, not-for-profit financial organization committed to providing quality services to the membership while demonstrating safe and sound business practices. Deposits are federally insured by the National Credit Union Administration (NCUA), an agency of the U.S. Government.
Not a credit union member? If you live, work, worship, attend school, or regularly conduct business in St. Louis City, St. Louis County, and St. Charles County, Missouri, you can open an account today with 1st Financial Federal Credit Union. Visit www.TheBetterWayToBank.org for more information.