Achieva Credit Union Hosts Free Shredfest in Ft. Myers, FL
Free Secure Shredding Event With All Support Benefiting Social and Economic Enrichment in Fort Myers
Fort Myers, FL - Achieva Credit Union is proud to announce a free Shredfest for the community on Saturday, May 6th, at its Colonial Branch located at 4379 Colonial Blvd. Fort Myers, FL 33966. The event will take place from 8 a.m. to noon and is open to the public.
"We are pleased to offer this service to our members and the community," said Gary Regoli, President/CEO of Achieva Credit Union. "Keeping confidential documents safe and secure is crucial, and we want to do everything we can to help our members and the community protect themselves."
All shredding will be completed on-site during the event through the use of secure shredding trucks. Participants can bring up to five (5) banker boxes of confidential and sensitive documents (paper-based materials) for secure shredding at no cost. If individuals exceed the five box limit, they will be able to make a donation to benefit the Achieva Foundation, a 501(c)(3) Corporation to help continue creating opportunities for social and economic enrichment in the Fort Myers area. It is important to note that participants should consult a tax advisor for further information regarding the tax deductibility of a donation.
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and many financial experts recommend shredding these types of documents periodically:
- Credit cards, utility bills, sales receipts (unless related to taxes) warranties or insurance documents should be shredded as quickly as possible
- Bank statements, pay stubs and medical bills (unless you have an unresolved insurance dispute) should be shredded once a year
- Tax records are recommended to be held for seven years before shredding in case of an audit
“At Achieva Credit Union one of our core principles is to pay it forward with events such as these,” said David Oak, the Chief Marketing Officer. “We see giving back to the communities we serve as a privilege and will continue to do so for years to come.”
Achieva stays proactively involved in helping its members achieve their financial goals by offering seminars and sponsoring community events. These events are widely recognized throughout the community and have raised over $405,000 to benefit local schools.
As a preventative measure, Achieva Credit Union is asking participants to limit residential/personal documents to five boxes per vehicle for shredding and ensure that they are in disposable boxes as these will not be returned. Plastic bags and batteries will not be accepted, and they kindly request that everyone remain in their vehicles at all times.