We Florida Financial partnered with One Tree Planted to provide the community with a way to safely dispose of their unwanted documents while commemorating Earth Day simultaneously. On Thursday, April 22nd, their Margate branch hosted 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, pledged to plant a tree in Florida. Their team managed to fill 7 barrels of shredded documents thanks to the community and together, with One Tree Planted, We Florida Financial will plant 875 trees. “We had just as many non-members come out to show their support as we did members”, said Dawn Clark, Vice President, Marketing, We Florida Financial. “Overall, it was a very successful event. After hearing all of the positive feedback from our attendees, it definitely won’t be our last.”
By planting these trees we are helping to clean the air we breathe, filter the water we drink and provide habitat to over 80% of the world’s terrestrial biodiversity. According to One Tree Planted, forests provide jobs to over 1.6 billion people, absorb harmful carbon from the atmosphere, and are key ingredients in 25% of all medicines. We Florida Financial is proud of the community and their members for the roll they played in making this Earth Day Event so successful. 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.
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