Recently in North Texas, Comerica Bank hosted its fifth annual Shred Day DFW event, a free public service event and education campaign designed to raise awareness of identity theft, recycling and hunger. This year’s Shred Day in Dallas was the largest to-date, and the bank secured its third Guinness World Records® honor for “The Most Paper Collected in a 24-Hour Period.”
With the tremendous support from event partner Iron Mountain, Comerica not only securely destroyed and recycled 459,300 pounds of sensitive paper documents in a single day, but the company also raised more than 11,200 pounds of food and $16,684 in cash donations for its charitable partner, the North Texas Food Bank. The donations from the Shred Day guests were equivalent to more than 59,000 meals for hungry North Texans.
Shredding sensitive documents like old bank statements, tax returns (7 years or older), medical bills, utility statements and pre-approved credit card offers is the single best way to prevent identity theft, the fastest growing crime in the U.S., with more than 12 million victims annually.
Houston hosted their 4th annual shred day in March, shredding 62 tons of paper and collecting over 7,000 lbs of food for the Houston Food Bank. Comerica has been hosting community shred days in its major markets since 2008.
Comerica’s Shred Day events continue to raise the expectations of what a bank can be in the community.
Congratulations Comerica Incorporated!