Wells Fargo to Partner with Habitat for Humanity for Las Cruces Build Day
LAS CRUCES, N.M. – December 6, 2013 – On Saturday, December 7, Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC) team members will partner with Mesilla Valley Habitat for Humanity to support a home build in Las Cruces. The bank will also present a $15,000 check to support the project.
The 3-bedroom home, located at 4718 Whitney Place, will be constructed for Jacob Herrera Sr. and his three children. Approximately 20 Wells Fargo team members will be participating in the build day.
“We appreciate Wells Fargo supporting affordable housing in our community,” stated Marie Schwartz, Executive Director for Mesilla Valley Habitat for Humanity. “We’ll enjoy having the Wells Fargo team take part in the building process alongside the Herrera family to help them achieve their dream.”
“Wells Fargo has supported Habitat for Humanity’s affordable housing work for nearly 20 years, which is one example of our focus on doing what’s right for our communities,” said Lisa Austin, Area Sales Manager for Wells Fargo’s Home Mortgage team. “Together we have made a difference with low-income families who now have homes in which they can take great pride – a mission that Wells Fargo has always deemed critically important.”
Wells Fargo will be contributing $15,000 to support the Las Cruces home build through the Wells Fargo Housing Foundation. Established in 1993, the Wells Fargo Housing Foundation is committed to increasing low to moderate-income homeownership through the development of affordable housing.
In 2013, Wells Fargo awarded $1.8 million in grants to support 233 housing organizations across the country. In New Mexico, Wells Fargo has committed over $75,000 this year to support six additional Habitat for Humanity home builds in Albuquerque, Clovis, Hobbs, Portales, Santa Fe, and Silver City.
This will be Mesilla Valley Habitat for Humanity’s 93rd home build since its founding in 1987.
About Mesilla Valley Habitat for Humanity
Mesilla Valley Habitat for Humanity is a non-profit 501 (c)3 organization. MVHFH became a local affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International in October, 1987. Citizens of the greater Las Cruces area govern this local affiliate. In November of 2013, MVHFH completed its 92th home in Las Cruces, through partnership with the City of Las Cruces, local builders, and local organizations. For more information, visit www.lascruceshabitat.org.
About Wells Fargo
In New Mexico, Wells Fargo is the largest bank by deposits and has nearly 1,700 team members working in 95 banking stores and 13 financial stores. Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC) is a nationwide, diversified, community-based financial services company with $1.5 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 9,000 stores, 12,000 ATMs, and the Internet (wellsfargo.com), and has offices in more than 35 countries to support the bank’s customers who conduct business in the global economy. With more than 270,000 team members, Wells Fargo serves one in three households in the United States. Wells Fargo & Company was ranked No. 25 on Fortune’s 2013 rankings of America’s largest corporations. Wells Fargo’s vision is to satisfy all our customers’ financial needs and help them succeed financially. Wells Fargo perspectives are also available at blog.wellsfargo.com. In 2012, the Company invested $315.8 million in grants to 19,500 nonprofits, and team members contributed more than 1.5 million volunteer hours around the country. For more information, please visit: www.wellsfargo.com/about/csr.
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