WFF and One Tree Planted Celebrate Earth Day In A Big Way
Margate, Florida (April 6, 2021) We Florida Financial has partnered with One Tree Planted, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, to provide the community with a way to safely dispose of their unwanted documents while commemorating Earth Day simultaneously. On Thursday, April 22nd, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., their Margate branch will host a COVID-friendly drive-thru dedicated to collecting unwanted personal documents. For every 2lbs of shredded documents received, We Florida Financial, in partnership with One Tree Planted, will plant a tree in Florida. According to Waste Management, 200 pounds (1 ton) of recycled paper can save 17 trees. Those same 17 trees have the potential of absorbing 48lbs of carbon dioxide each, One Tree Planted reports. That’s over 800lbs of harmful carbon dioxide filtered out of the air.
“Identity theft has escalated during the pandemic-related lockdown and is expected to continue to increase in the upcoming year. One of the best ways to prevent this is to shred any documents that contain personally identifiable information”, said Dawn Clark, Vice President, Marketing, We Florida Financial. “Some examples include documents containing financial information, personal information including employment-related correspondence, account information, taxes, junk mail, and any school-related mail.”
We Florida Financial is excited to offer a FREE shred day for the community to do just that.
We Florida Financial is a cooperatively owned, not-for-profit credit union with 45,000 members and over $600 million in assets. Founded in 1952 for the benefit of municipal employees in Broward County, We Florida Financial now serves individuals and small businesses in 46 Florida counties from Jacksonville to Key West. Currently ranked as one of the top credit unions in the region, We Florida Financial offers a full range of affordable deposit and loan products to meet the needs of our diverse communities. For more information, visit www.WeFloridaFinancial.com.
One Tree Planted is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit on a mission to make it simple for anyone to help the environment by planting trees. Their projects span the globe and are done in partnership with local communities and knowledgeable experts to create an impact for nature, people, and wildlife. Reforestation helps to rebuild forests after fires and floods, provide jobs for social impact, and restore biodiversity. Many projects have overlapping objectives, creating a combination of benefits that contribute to the UN's Sustainable Development Goals. To learn more, visit onetreeplanted.org.