CommonWealth One Federal Credit Union focused on giving back to the community this spring with a number of initiatives. While hosting a free community shred day to help residents protect against identity theft, the credit union collected donations for the Animal Welfare League of Alexandria and the Harrisonburg Animal Shelter Anicira Veterinary Center. In addition, several CommonWealth One Federal Credit Union staffers participated in Volunteer Alexandria’s Community Service Day on May 17.
CommonWealth One’s annual shred day event helps residents protect themselves against identity theft by providing onsite shredding of their personal documents. Shredding of documents can prevent personally identifiable information from ending up in the wrong hands.
Hundreds of residents brought boxes of paper, totaling over 26,000 pounds, to CommonWealth One in both Alexandria and Harrisonburg, Virginia, to shred documents. Many also came with monetary, food and toy donations for the Animal Welfare League of Alexandria, and the Harrisonburg Animal Shelter Anicira Veterinary Center. CommonWealth One also presented a check for $400 to the Alexandria shelter in May.
The Annual Community Service Day is designed to help nonprofits and City of Alexandria agencies improve lives with a concentrated day of giving back to the community. Several CommonWealth One staff members and managers spent the day near Mt. Vernon, cleaning after care facilities for children.
This summer, CommonWealth One will continue to give back to the community through fundraising, volunteering and community events. Watch the credit union’s website for opportunities to join the credit union in these efforts.