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Free Shred Events to Be Held

03/30/2021

First Community Credit Union is sponsoring its annual Shred Day at several FCCU locations.These events are free and open to the public.


Spring Shred Event Dates

  • Jamestown - 111 9th St SW on Saturday, April 24th from 9 am – Noon
  • Devils Lake -1117 Hwy 2 E on Saturday, May 1st from 9 am - Noon

At either of these locations, simply drive up to the Docu Shred or Central Business Systems truck, deposit the items for shredding and they’ll be shredded right before your eyes. Documents to be shredded should be removed from binders, but staples, paper clips, CDs and floppy discs are okay to be shredded.

During the week of April 26-30, secured bins for shredding will be available during lobby hours at the following branches:

    • Bismarck North, 3201 Weiss Ave
    • Fargo 45th, 4521 19 Ave S
    • Fargo 52nd- 5201 42nd St S
    • Grand Forks 32nd- 3351 32nd Ave S

In addition during the week of April 26-30, drop off shred items will be accepted at our Crookston branch and any of our South Region branches including Hankinson, Milnor, Napoleon, Oakes, Steele, Valley City, Wahpeton and Wishek. 

With the ever-growing risk of identity theft, FCCU feels that it’s important to give the community an opportunity to discard confidential documents safely and securely. One-way identity thieves can get your information is by picking through a person’s trash and looking for things that contain identifying information. Shredding those items securely helps prevent the information from getting into the wrong hands. As a reminder, FCCU offers ID Safe Choice, to help protect you from identity theft.

Susan Long Swen, FCCU Community Engagement Specialist says, “We know how items such as bank statements, old tax filings, duplicate checks, physician statements, credit card receipts and many other private documents can build up in homes. We want to provide the community with a safe outlet to have them securely destroyed.”

“This also helps to protect the environment of our communities because all the shredded documents are then recycled,” Long Swen adds. “It is a win-win for the members of our communities and the environment – saving the trees and protecting your identity.”