AVON — Wells Fargo, through its Wells Fargo Housing Foundation, is providing a $35,000 grant and 75 volunteers to Habitat for Humanity of Eagle and Lake Counties. Wells Fargo’s team will spend more than 600 hours assisting in the building of new homes for six families in Eagle County.
“It’s rewarding for our Wells Fargo team to work with Habitat and further the dream of homeownership for deserving families,” said Benjamin Gochberg, Wells Fargo vice president and business relationship manager. “Working together, we can create safe, decent housing; increase the number of homeowners in Eagle County; and strengthen our community.”
The Wells Fargo Housing Foundation was created to provide permanent solutions to homeownership needs in Wells Fargo communities nationwide. The Housing Foundation achieves its goals primarily through team member volunteerism and grant support to nonprofit housing organizations that share its mission. When Wells Fargo team members volunteer to build or renovate a home for a low-income family, the Housing Foundation’s Team Member Volunteer Program provides the financial support. Awards are given to the local nonprofit housing partners and range up to $35,000.
Since it was established in 1993, the Wells Fargo Housing Foundation has teamed up with nonprofit organizations, including Habitat for Humanity, to create low income homeownership opportunities. During that time, the Housing Foundation has contributed more than $50 million in grants, more than 175,000 volunteers and more than 4.5 million volunteer hours, in building more than 4,400 homes.