Merrimack Valley Credit Union (MVCU) hosted its annual Shred It Day on Saturday, September 10. During the event, which was held at MCVU’s North Andover and Plymouth branches, members of the credit union brought in old, unwanted documents to be shredded. MVCU Members travelled from throughout the Merrimack Valley, including Lawrence, Methuen and Haverhill, to visit the Andover branch.
This event provides credit union members with an opportunity to properly dispose of sensitive information, as shredding files helps protect private personal information from identity thieves. Members were encouraged to shred items with a signature, account number, social security number, or medical or legal information that they no longer need to retain.
This photo: Longtime Bridgewater Credit Union member Holly Ricardo securely shreds several bags of documents at the Plymouth branch Shred It Day. Top of page: MVCU member Harvna Maliani utilized Shred It Day at the North Andover branch to securely destroy a box of documents.
During the event, which was held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., MVCU also collected donations for Credit Union Kids at Heart, an organization committed to funding research activities that work towards prevention, treatment, and finding a cure for pediatric neurological diseases.