Rebuilding Together, Wells Fargo Launch Efforts to Rebuild Homes
WASHINGTON, June 18, 2020 /3BL Media/ – Rebuilding Together, a leading national non-profit organization that provides critical home repairs to individuals in need at no cost to them and revitalizes communities throughout the country, announced today a national collaboration with Wells Fargo. Through grants provided by Wells Fargo, Rebuilding Together affiliates will repair homes for people in need throughout the country.
As part of the Wells Fargo Builds℠ program, Wells Fargo is investing more than $1.3 million in Rebuilding Together’s work, bringing tangible assistance and aid to homeowners in underserved communities throughout the country. Last year, Wells Fargo Foundation made a $1 billion commitment to address the U.S. housing affordability crisis through 2025.
“Home is a sanctuary. Having a safe, healthy and affordable place to call home is essential to help lay the foundation for wellness, dignity and economic opportunity,” said Eileen Fitzgerald, head of housing affordability philanthropy with the Wells Fargo Foundation. “We are committed to combining the company’s business expertise with philanthropic capital to make housing achievable for everyone. In collaboration with Rebuilding Together we will continue to fulfill our commitment to our most vulnerable and underserved communities.”
The Wells Fargo Foundation will support Rebuilding Together’s work to provide critical home repairs that increase the health and safety of community residents across the country. Those repairs include roof and water heater replacements, plumbing and electrical updates, the installation of grab bars, handrails and ramps among many other repairs that follow Rebuilding Together’s 25 Safe and Healthy Homes Priorities.
“The investment from Wells Fargo will have a deep impact in improving the safety of homes in communities where we work,” said Caroline Blakely, President and CEO of Rebuilding Together. “Together we are working towards providing our neighbors in need with safe homes where they can live for years to come.”
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About Wells Fargo
Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC) is a diversified, community-based financial services company with $1.98 trillion in assets. Wells Fargo’s vision is to satisfy our customers’ financial needs and help them succeed financially. Founded in 1852 and headquartered in San Francisco, Wells Fargo provides banking, investment and mortgage products and services, as well as consumer and commercial finance, through 7,400 locations, more than 13,000 ATMs, the internet (wellsfargo.com) and mobile banking, and has offices in 31 countries and territories to support customers who conduct business in the global economy. With approximately 263,000 team members, Wells Fargo serves one in three households in the United States. Wells Fargo & Company was ranked No. 30 on Fortune’s 2020 rankings of America’s largest corporations. News, insights and perspectives from Wells Fargo are also available at Wells Fargo Stories. Additional information may be found at www.wellsfargo.com | Twitter: @WellsFargo.
About Rebuilding Together
Rebuilding Together is a leading national nonprofit organization with a mission to repair the homes of people in need and revitalize our communities. Each year, Rebuilding Together affiliates and nearly 100,000 volunteers complete about 10,000 rebuild projects. Learn more and get involved at rebuildingtogether.org.