Wells Fargo and Habitat Fort Mill Partnership
Habitat for Humanity and Wells Fargo team up to improve a veteran’s homes in
Paradise Neighborhood of Fort Mill, SC
Project supports national efforts to improve 100 homes with veterans across the country
York County, SC – June 13, 2017 – Habitat for Humanity of York County and Wells Fargo will joined forces on June 13 as part of national efforts to improve 100 homes alongside veterans.
More than 30 Wells Fargo associates painted, landscaped and completed other home repairs for three veteran families.
"Veterans have made extraordinary sacrifices for our country, and by teaming up with Habitat for Humanity we will work side-by-side with veterans to make important improvements to their homes that may otherwise be unattainable,” said Martin Sundquist, executive director of the Wells Fargo Housing Foundation. “Our team members are active and engaged volunteers and support their local communities by applying their time and talents where they live and work, this effort is one of several ways we work with Habitat to create affordable and sustainable housing.”
With the support of a $300,000 grant from the Wells Fargo Housing Foundation, volunteers will work alongside veterans across the country from Seattle to South Palm Beach, Florida on projects such as painting, landscaping and other improvements that support sustainable housing.
“Habitat builds strength, stability, self-reliance and shelter with families”, said Tim Veeck, Executive Director. “During 2017, volunteers will help build 3 homes and complete 40 home repair projects similar to those that were completed by Wells Fargo associates today.”
Wells Fargo team members have volunteered more than 315,000 hours to build and improve more than 2,100 Habitat homes and counting with low-income homeowners, seniors and veterans since 2010. Wells Fargo Housing Foundation donated more than $44 million from 2010-2016 to Habitat locally and nationally, of which $14 million has supported national programs with Habitat for Humanity International and its mission of a world where everyone has a decent place to live. Wells Fargo has donated more than 300 homes, valued at more than $50 million, to veterans in all 50 states.
About York County Habitat for Humanity
Habitat for Humanity’s vision is a world where everyone has a decent place to live. Anchored by the conviction that housing provides a critical foundation for breaking the cycle of poverty, Habitat has helped more than 9.2 million people around the world construct, rehabilitate or preserve homes since 1976. Habitat also advocates to improve access to decent and affordable shelter and supports a variety of funding models that enable families with limited resources to make needed improvements on their homes as their time and resources allow. As a nonprofit Christian housing organization, Habitat for Humanity of York County has partnered locally with 64 families through new home construction or rehabs and 77 families through home preservation projects. To learn more, donate or volunteer visit www.yorkcountyhabitat.org.
About the Wells Fargo Housing Foundation
In 2016, the Wells Fargo Housing Foundation donated $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 4.7 million team member volunteer hours to build and rehabilitate nearly 7,100 homes and counting. www.wellsfargo.com/about/wfhf_oview.
About Wells Fargo
Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC) is a diversified, community-based financial services company with $2.0 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 8,500 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 273,000 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.