Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC) today announced it will provide a $20,000 grant to Southeast New Hampshire Habitat for Humanity as part of its 20-year celebration of the Team Member Volunteer Program (TMVP). This program enables Wells Fargo employees, known as team members, to come together and give back to their community by building, refurbishing and rehabbing affordable homes for senior citizens, military veterans, and other families in need of safe, stable housing.
More than 50 Wells Fargo team members representing several businesses including Wells Fargo Home Mortgage and Advisors will volunteer their time to build a new home for a family in Middleton on Holiday Drive. Team members will help install sheetrock and kitchen cabinets, as well as assist in painting.
“We’ve had a rich history of working with the Southeast NH Habitat for Humanity to strengthen our neighborhoods,” said Cindy Ward, Wells Fargo Home Mortgage consultant and Southeast NH Habitat for Humanity board member. “Not only do we provide funding through grants such as this one, but our team members also volunteer at homes, resulting in a public-private partnership that revitalizes neighborhoods by creating affordable housing for low-to moderate-income households.”
Since its inception in 1993, the Wells Fargo Housing Foundation has invested more than $190 million and enabled team members to volunteer more than 4.78 million hours to build and rehabilitate nearly 7,600 homes and counting. As part of Wells Fargo’s 2020 Corporate Social Responsibility Commitment, Wells Fargo has pledged to help to build and improve 1,000 homes by 2020 in support of affordable housing initiatives serving low-and moderate-income households, including for seniors and veterans.
“Habitat’s affordable housing and neighborhood revitalization efforts rely on partnerships with organizations like Wells Fargo to solve a variety of issues from homelessness to issues associated with blighted neighborhoods throughout the country,” said Marcie Bergan, Executive Director. “With the support of great partners like Wells Fargo, we hope these efforts will have a ripple effect in communities—showcasing that when we work together small changes can make a big impact.”
About Southeast New Hampshire Habitat for Humanity
The mission of Southeast New Hampshire Habitat for Humanity is to eliminate poverty housing in Southeast New Hampshire.
We are a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization that works to strengthen families and communities through affordable homeownership opportunities. Southeast NH Habitat for Humanity works in partnership with corporations, like-minded community groups, faith-based organizations, universities and individual volunteers and donors to develop communities by building and renovating simple, decent, affordable homes with hard-working people who are in need. We partner with families whose income is above public housing guidelines and who are unable to qualify for conventional mortgages. We offer a hand up – not a hand out. And we could not do it without the help of our partners, like Wells Fargo Housing Foundation.
About Wells Fargo Housing Foundation
In 2016, the Wells Fargo Housing Foundation donated nearly $20 million in support of affordable housing initiatives serving low-and moderate-income households – including for seniors, veterans, and families – through community revitalization efforts. Since its inception in 1993, the Wells Fargo Housing Foundation has invested more than $190 million to such efforts, along with mobilizing more than 4.78 million team member volunteer hours to build and rehabilitate more than 7,600 homes and counting.
About Wells Fargo
Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC) is a diversified, community-based financial services company with $1.9 trillion in assets. Founded in 1852 and headquartered in San Francisco, Wells Fargo provides banking, insurance, investments, mortgage, and consumer and commercial finance through more than 8,600 locations, 13,000 ATMs, the internet (wellsfargo.com) and mobile banking, and has offices in 42 countries and territories to support customers who conduct business in the global economy. With approximately team members, Wells Fargo serves one in three households in the United States. Wells Fargo & Company was ranked No. 27 on Fortune’s 2016 rankings of America’s largest corporations. Wells Fargo’s vision is to satisfy our customers’ financial needs and help them succeed financially. News, insights and perspectives from Wells Fargo are also available at Wells Fargo Stories.