PEARL RIVER, NY -- (Marketwire) -- 10/21/11 -- Palisades Federal Credit Union, the largest Rockland County based Credit Union, collected over 12,000 pounds of sensitive documents during October 15th's annual 'Rockland County Shred Day.' Nearly 500 participants showed up for the multi-location event that took place concurrently at each of the Credit Union's Rockland County branches.
'As Rockland County's community Credit Union, we were delighted with the turnout and feedback from community members,' explained Mark Welshoff, President & CEO of the NY Credit Union. 'The Shred trucks at our Nanuet, Orangeburg and New City branches were all extremely busy throughout the entire event recycling over six tons of paper.' The New York Credit Union, who founded this annual event, invited anyone to participate in this year's festivities by shredding and recycling documents that contained personal identifying information such as, social security numbers, account information, addresses, and telephone numbers.
In an effort to help combat the growing threat of identity theft and fraud, each year Palisades Federal Credit Union hosts an annual Shred day where people can safely discard any and all documents containing confidential information. 'I am so grateful that Palisades Federal Credit Union is providing this preventative service,' stated M. Ramos of Spring Valley. 'I can't wait for next year's event.'
About Palisades Federal Credit Union
Headquartered in Pearl River, NY, Palisades Federal Credit Union (www.palisadesfcu.org), with more than $150 Million in assets, is the largest Rockland County based Credit Union. The Credit Union operates 4 branches and provides full service banking products and surcharge-free access to over 45,000 ATMs and 4,000 branches nationwide. Credit Union membership and Credit Union loans are open to anyone who lives, works, studies, volunteers or worships in Rockland County, NY.
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