Wells Fargo Donates $1.75 Million Toward Wildfire Recovery
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Wells Fargo & Company announced a donation of $1.5 million to aid in recovery and relief efforts from California wildfires.
Including an earlier-announced donation, the contribution increases Wells Fargo’s support to $1.75 million.
“As we watch the tragedy unfold in California, our thoughts and prayers are with those affected by the wildfires,” Wells Fargo CEO Tim Sloan said, according to a news release. “We will continue to stand by our team members, customers and local communities for the relief and recovery efforts in the days to come.”
The money will go to organizations in Northern and Southern California that help with housing and disaster recovery, mental health assistance, firefighter and first responder support, small-business recovery and community relief. A specific donation will provide direct assistance to 600 employees of Adventist Health Feather River Hospital who have lost their homes. Adventist Health is the largest employer in Paradise, which has been severely impacted by the Camp Fire.
Organizations receiving support include 3CORE Inc., $500,000; Adventist Health, $50,000; American Red Cross, $100,000 in addition to $125,000 previously donated; Boys and Girls Club of Malibu, $25,000; California Community Foundation Wildfire Relief Fund, $125,000; California Fire Foundation, $100,000; LAFD Foundation, $75,000 in addition to $25,000 previously donated; Salvation Army Chico Corps, $100,000; United Way of Northern California, $50,000 in addition to $50,000 previously donated; Ventura County Community Development Corp., $100,000; Ventura County Community Foundation, $25,000 in addition to $50,000 previously donated; and Women Economic Ventures (CDFI), $250,000.
In addition, Wells Fargo customers can support wildfire relief efforts by making donations to the American Red Cross through Wells Fargo ATMs. To date, almost $81,000 has been collected. Go Far Rewards customers also have donated more than $8,000 through their rewards accounts.
Customers who are experiencing hardship because of the wildfires can contact Wells Fargo Customer Support at the number on their credit card, debit card or statement or visit a branch to discuss their options.