HOUSTON, March 13, 2020 – Comerica Bank announced it will postpone its eighth annual Shred Day Houston event, originally scheduled for Saturday, April 4, to a be determined date in the fall, in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.
"We have continued to monitor the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) advisories and updates with our central focus being the health and well-being of our colleagues and customers," said J. Downey Bridgwater, Houston Market President, Comerica Bank. "In an effort to minimize exposure and to contain the spread of the disease and in alignment with the City of Houston’s public gathering recommendation, we feel like it’s in the best interest of our colleagues, customers and the community to reschedule our Shred Day."
The free community event offered in partnership with Iron Mountain allows the public to securely destroy an unlimited amount of sensitive paper documents while helping fight hunger by making nonperishable food and monetary donations to the Houston Food Bank. Comerica Bank Shred Day raises awareness about identity theft prevention, the importance of sustainability and hunger in our community.
"Although the event will take place later, we are making our annual $7,500 contribution in advance to support the Houston Food Bank’s coronavirus quarantine meal kit initiative during this critical time," Bridgwater said.
Since launching Shred Day Houston in 2013, the event has served 11,380 guests, shredded and recycled more than 850,000 pounds of paper and provided close to 270,000 meals for area residents served by the Houston Food Bank.
About Comerica Bank
Comerica Incorporated (NYSE: CMA) is a financial services company headquartered in Dallas, Texas, and 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. In addition to Texas, Comerica Bank locations can be found in Arizona, California, Florida and Michigan, with select businesses operating in several other states, as well as in Canada and Mexico. Comerica reported total assets of $73 billion at Dec. 31, 2019 and celebrated its 170th anniversary in August 2019.