Wells Fargo supports for Habitat for Humanity International and local Habitat organizations reaches $100 million since 2010
Habitat for Humanity International and Wells Fargo & Company announced an $8 million donation from the Wells Fargo Foundation that will support the construction and repairs of safe and affordable housing built in collaboration with 350 families in nearly 50 states.
Through Wells Fargo Builds, Habitat for Humanity affiliate volunteers will work with homeowners to build and repair homes with low- and moderate-income families. The collaboration with Habitat for Humanity is part of a $1 billion philanthropic commitment by Wells Fargo to create more housing affordability solutions by 2025.
Locally, Wells Fargo has contributed $15,000 to build the
Meet the Solorio-Gomez and Rios-Madriz Family, Pedro, Angelica and their three children Caleb, Azarias and Lauren. We met with this incredible family just last week to kick off the first stage of their home, the foundation. While the concrete truck was arriving Pedro and Angelica were all smiles, talking between themselves about the plot of land that will transform into their home over the next 10 months. Pedro is a local roofer commonly working 50-60 hour weeks so that his wife Angelica a residential house keeper can flex her schedule to be there for Lauren (7) and Azarias (14) and Caleb (18) while they navigate remote learning and the challenges that come with having three siblings all needing the wifi and a place to do their school work and zoom meetings. Just five minutes into our conversation at the build site, it was clear that they are a tight knit family that shines when they are together and that this home means a brighter future for this incredible family. Thank you Wells Fargo for providing families like the Rios’ family a safe, decent and affordable house to call home!