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Wells Fargo Associates Help Build ‘Home Room’ for Habitat for Humanity Homebuyers

Event is part of larger National Volunteer Month initiative

 

MEMPHIS, Tenn., Apr. 22, 2017 — Habitat for Humanity of Greater Memphis today worked with Wells Fargo to construct a “Home Room” area where prospective homebuyers will learn about basic household maintenance.

The project was part of Community Service Super Saturday, a Wells Fargo regional initiative where hundreds of team members and friends participated in more than 50 volunteer activities across the Southeast in a single day. Team members in Memphis helped frame walls, assembled a small stage for use during training sessions, constructed drywall panels to teach homeowners how to patch holes, and moved various appliances into the space.

“We are always grateful for the chance to work with our friends from Wells Fargo, who have supported our home construction and neighborhood revitalization efforts for a number of years,” said Dwayne Spencer, president and CEO of Memphis Habitat. “Partnerships like this are essential to creating community impact that is truly transformational. This “Home Room” will enhance our homebuyer education program and help prepare families to maintain their new Habitat homes.”

This is the first year for team members in Wells Fargo’s Mid-South region to participate in Community Service Super Saturday, as the initiative has expanded this year to include Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi, South Carolina and Tennessee.

“We are deeply committed to making an impact in the communities that we live and work in,” said Teresa Morris, Wells Fargo district manager. “Community Service Super Saturday is the perfect opportunity for our team members, family and friends to come together and truly help improve and uplift our neighborhoods.”

Wells Fargo supported the Jimmy & Rosalynn Carter Work Project in Memphis in August 2016 and has supported Memphis Habitat’s Neighborhood Revitalization program through Wells Fargo Foundation Priority Markets Program grants since 2012.

About Habitat for Humanity of Greater Memphis

Habitat for Humanity of Greater Memphis partners with people in our community to help them build or improve places they can call home through new home construction, rehabilitation projects and Aging in Place accessibility and mobility modifications for seniors. Since 1983, Memphis Habitat has helped more than 480 first-time homebuyers secure affordable mortgages and completed rehabilitation and home modification projects in partnership with more than 330 local homeowners, helping them achieve the independence they need to build a better life for themselves and their families. For more information, visit memphishabitat.com.

About Wells Fargo

Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC) is a diversified, community-based financial services company with $2.0 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 8,500 locations, 13,000 ATMs, the internet (wellsfargo.com) and mobile banking, and has offices in 42 countries and territories to support customers who conduct business in the global economy. With approximately 273,000 team members, Wells Fargo serves one in three households in the United States. Wells Fargo & Company was ranked No. 27 on Fortune’s 2016 rankings of America’s largest corporations. Wells Fargo’s vision is to satisfy our customers’ financial needs and help them succeed financially. News, insights and perspectives from Wells Fargo are also available at Wells Fargo Stories.

 

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Posted by Kim Morrison at 4:28 PM
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