FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 16, 2022
Contact: Ellen Immergut | Director of Communications
Mobile: (619) 379-5793
WHAT: On November 17, 2022, Wells Fargo employees will join San Diego Habitat to build a playhouse for local children as part of Habitat’s program that creates creative play spaces for kids of local veterans and active-duty personnel. It is a hands-on way for volunteers to give back to our communities. The build will occur at our North County ReStore location. It is a bustling hub for DIY-ers, home improvement enthusiasts, antiquers, and contractors.
At least one in five California households spend over half of their income on housing and the number of San Diego County families who are struggling to afford rent is on the rise. Partnerships like the one with Wells Fargo help provide long-term stability for families who would otherwise not be able to afford to purchase a home. The benefits of homeownership are well documented and create positive, generational transformation for families.
Funding for the new Habitat homes is part of Wells Fargo’s $7.75M donation to Habitat for Humanity International through Wells Fargo Builds program to help more families across the U.S. achieve housing stability and the $105,000 grant that was awarded to the organization earlier this year.
WHEN: Thursday, November 17, 2022
9:00am – 1:00pm
WHERE: Habitat for Humanity ReStore, Escondido
2239 Auto Park Way, Escondido, CA 92029
VISUALS: Wells Fargo volunteers assembling a 6’ tall wooden playhouse
Wells Fargo volunteers painting playhouse according to child-friendly theme
Interview and Photo Opportunities Include:
Kwofi Reed | President + CEO, San Diego Habitat for Humanity
Joe Mishriki I Branch Banking Regional Director, Wells Fargo
Wells Fargo Employee Volunteers
About San Diego Habitat for Humanity
San Diego Habitat for Humanity, the local affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International, is a nonprofit organization that builds simple, decent and affordable homes for ownership by local families in need of improved housing.
Habitat for Humanity exists through volunteer labor and contributions of money, land and materials, including purchases and donations to the ReStore, Habitat’s discount home improvement retail center. For more information, visit www.sandiegohabitat.orgor call 619-283-HOME (4663).
To learn about Habitat’s playhouse program, visit go.sandiegohabitat.org/playhouses.
About Wells Fargo
Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC) is a leading financial services company that has approximately $1.9 trillion in assets, proudly serves one in three U.S. households and more than 10% of small businesses in the U.S., and is a leading middle market banking provider in the U.S. We provide a diversified set of banking, investment and mortgage products and services, as well as consumer and commercial finance, through our four reportable operating segments: Consumer Banking and Lending, Commercial Banking, Corporate and Investment Banking, and Wealth & Investment Management. Wells Fargo ranked No. 41 on Fortune’s 2022 rankings of America’s largest corporations. In the communities we serve, the company focuses its social impact on building a sustainable, inclusive future for all by supporting housing affordability, small business growth, financial health, and a low-carbon economy.
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