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July 18, 2013 (Mission Valley) – San Diego County Credit Union (SDCCU), San Diego’s largest locally-owned financial institution with three local East County branches in El Cajon, La Mesa and Santee, is inviting the public to its SDCCU Super Shred Event featuring free document shredding services from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. this Saturday, July 20 at the Qualcomm Stadium northwest parking lot located at 9449 Friars Road, San Diego. SDCCU is hoping to shred the Guinness World Record for most shred paper collected in 24 hours. The current world record of 111,920 pounds of paper is held by Comerica Bank, Iron Mountain and KDFW FOX 4 in Dallas.

The public is invited to bring their old documents containing personal and confidential information to be shred on the spot at no charge. Paper documents should be removed from binders prior to shredding; however, staples, paperclips, CDs and floppy discs are okay to be shredded. Shred-It, the world's leading document destruction and recycling company, is providing the shredding equipment.

The first 1,000 people who take advantage of SDCCU’s free shredding services this Saturday will receive a free gift. Plus, there will be free food and donations will be collected for the San Diego Humane Society. Since 2007, when SDCCU began hosting its free Shred Day events, more than 476,545 pounds of confidential, sensitive paper documents have been shredded and recycled, saving approximately 4,698 trees.

“SDCCU is committed to doing good in our local communities and helping our customers protect their confidential data and privacy,” said Teresa Halleck, San Diego County Credit Union President and CEO. “We are committed to preventing identity theft as well as our efforts to go green with our online banking services, such as eStatements and eReceipts. We’re really having fun with it this year in attempting to set a new world record.”

Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego’s Mission Valley area is home to the San Diego County Credit Union Poinsettia Bowl, the only college football bowl game among the 35 college football games to have a credit union as a title sponsor. The ninth annual game is set for Thursday, Dec. 26, 2013.

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