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21,710 Pounds of Paper Shredded at SHREDNADO Community Shred Day Event

September 30, 2016

More than 580 people attacked their paper clutter and protected themselves from identity theft sharks by participating in SHREDNADO Saturday, Sept. 17, at CommonWealth One Federal Credit Union in Alexandria and Harrisonburg, Va. Participants shredded more than 21,710 lbs. of paper.

CommonWealth One's semi-annual free community shredding events help credit union members and the community get their sensitive personal documents shredded and recycled securely, including old tax records, bills, paycheck stubs and more.

SHREDNADO was hosted Sept. 17 at CommonWealth One's Main Branch in Alexandria, Virginia, at 4875 Eisenhower Avenue and simultaneously at the Harrisonburg Regional Branch in Harrisonburg, Virginia, at 42 Terri Drive.

This event was free and open to the public.

Due to high demand at previous events, the credit union increased capacity with two shred trucks at each location.

The next community shred day from CommonWealth One will be in April 2017.

As part of this fall’s Team Up and Win program from CommonWealth One, SHREDNADO attendees received a certificate giving them double the cash rewards for referring new members, opening an account and more. Attendees who opened a new account at CommonWealth One or referred new members to CommonWealth One could receive $25 upon the new member’s account opening, plus another $25 after Oct. 31. The offer was only for SHREDNADO participants.

The Team Up and Win program continues throughout October with cash rewards and more for anyone eligible for membership at CommonWealth One. Details on the Team Up and Win program is available at