PHOENIX, Oct. 12, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Comerica Bank and storage and information management services company Iron Mountain Incorporated® (NYSE: IRM) are teaming up to host the third annual Shred Day Phoenix, a secure document shredding event, on Saturday, November 5, 2016, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. in downtown Phoenix. The free event, which will be held in front of Comerica Theatre at 400 West Washington Street, is offered as a public service to the Phoenix community and designed to raise awareness of identity theft prevention, hunger and recycling.
Shred Day Phoenix encourages Valley consumers and business owners to securely destroy sensitive paper documents quickly, efficiently and free of charge. Again this year, there is no box or bag limit, meaning guests can bring unlimited amounts of paper for secure destruction and recycling. In addition, there will be a dedicated lane for trucks, trailers and vans with large quantities of paper. One hundred percent of the paper collected at Shred Day Phoenix will be securely destroyed and then recycled to make future paper goods.
"We're honored to bring our popular Shred Day Phoenix event back to downtown for the third consecutive year to help Valley consumers, small businesses and non-profits securely destroy their sensitive documents to help reduce the risk of identity theft and fraud," said Annette G. Musa, Comerica Bank's Arizona Market President. "Everybody wins because we're helping prevent fraud, reduce pollution, preserve landfill space, save trees and feed our community – it's a great way to spend a few minutes of your Saturday!"
St. Mary's Food Bank volunteers will be onsite to collect suggested donations of non-perishable food items and cash, although a donation is not required for admittance. The Phoenix Police Foundation is also a beneficiary of the event and will be utilizing a grant from Comerica Bank to support critical non-budgeted needs and officer recognition programs.
Since launching Shred Day Phoenix in 2014, Comerica Bank and Iron Mountain have securely shredded and recycled 227,335 pounds of sensitive documents while collecting 147,788 meals for constituents of St. Mary's Food Bank Alliance. Attendance at last year's event increased 61 percent over year one, along with a 190 percent increase in paper shredded and a 76 percent increase in total meals provided by our generous event participants.
Comerica Bank and Iron Mountain have hosted similar shredding events throughout Michigan, California and Texas. Three-time world record holders for the event, Comerica Bank and Iron Mountain earned Guinness World Records® honors for the most paper collected and shredded in a single day at their Shred Day DFW event in North Texas in 2012, 2014 and 2015.
To learn more about the event, and what types of documents should be shredded or retained, please visit www.comerica.com/ShredDayPhoenix.
About Comerica Bank
Comerica Bank is a subsidiary of Comerica Incorporated (NYSE: CMA), a financial services company strategically aligned by three business segments: the Business Bank, the Retail Bank and Wealth Management. Comerica focuses on relationships and helping people and businesses be successful. Comerica Bank serves as the namesake for Phoenix's premier entertainment venue, Comerica Theatre, and operates 19 full-service banking centers throughout the Phoenix-Scottsdale area. In addition to Arizona, Comerica Bank locations can be found in its headquarters state of Texas, as well as in California, Florida and Michigan, with select businesses operating in several other states, as well as in Canada and Mexico. Comerica reported total assets of $71.3 billion at June 30, 2016. To find us on Facebook, please visit www.facebook.com/Comerica. Follow Comerica on Twitter at @ComericaCares and follow Comerica Chief Economist Robert Dye on Twitter at @Comerica_Econ.
About Iron Mountain
Iron Mountain Incorporated® (NYSE: IRM) is the global leader in storage and information management services. Trusted by more than 220,000 organizations around the world, Iron Mountain's real estate network comprises more than 85 million square feet across more than 1,400 facilities in 45 countries dedicated to protecting and preserving what matters most for its customers. Iron Mountain's solutions portfolio includes records management, data management, document management, data centers, art storage and logistics, and secure shredding, helping organizations to lower storage costs, comply with regulations, recover from disaster, and better use their information. Founded in 1951, Iron Mountain stores and protects billions of information assets, including critical business documents, electronic information, medical data and cultural and historical artifacts. Visit www.ironmountain.com for more information.
About the Food Bank
Now in its 49th year of serving Arizona, St. Mary's Food Bank Alliance is a non-sectarian, nonprofit organization that alleviates hunger by efficiently gathering and distributing food to 330 partner agencies at 500 locations that serve the hungry. Serving two-thirds of our 15 counties, the organization is a member of Feeding America, the national network of food banks, and is committed to volunteerism, building community relationships, and improving the quality of life for Arizonans in need. In Fiscal Year 2014-15, the Food Bank distributed 66 million pounds of food to families and individuals and garnered more than 275,000 volunteer service hours. Web site: www.firstfoodbank.org. Phone: 602-242-FOOD.
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