25th Anniversary Special Spotlight: Committed to Transformation, Wells Fargo works with DC Habitat to Help Ivy City Thrive Again
Founded in 1852, Wells Fargo provides banking, insurance, investments, mortgage, and consumer and commercial finance through 8,700 locations, 13,000 ATMs, the internet and mobile banking, and has offices in 36 countries to support customers who conduct business in the global economy.
The bank serves one in three households in the United States and strives to satisfy their customers’ financial needs and help them succeed financially. As with other parts of the country and around the world, it is fully vested in the growth of the Washington, DC region.
Wells Fargo and Habitat for Humanity of Washington, DC (DC Habitat)
In October of 2010, as part of the Jimmy & Rosalynn Carter Work Project, DC Habitat committed to providing 28 new and rehabilitated affordable homeownership opportunities to low-income, working residents in Ivy City – a historic neighborhood located in Northeast D.C. To help this local partner, Wells Fargo invested financially – and through employee volunteerism – to support DC Habitat in completing this valuable project. Last year, thanks in no small part to Well Fargo’s ‘Priority Markets Grants,’ DC Habitat has nearly finished the third phase of development in Ivy City.
“Wells Fargo’s commitment to our mission includes not only crucial financial support, but manpower as well. Throughout the year, Wells Fargo rallies their employees to get their hands dirty and make a difference on DC Habitat Build sites,” expressed Habitat DC. “Last June, team members participated in our second annual Rainbow Build and Wells Fargo was also a major sponsor of our 25th Anniversary Event in November of 2014. Continuing to support our work with both time and treasure, they have signed on to sponsor a series of four special theme builds in 2016.”
A national, diversified, community-based financial services company with $1.8 trillion in assets, Wells Fargo has been a valuable ally in advancing DC Habitat’s affordable housing mission for nearly five years.
“DC Habitat is improving lives and strengthening communities,” said Mike Golden, Wells Fargo President for Greater Washington, DC. “Wells Fargo is proud to partner with DC Habitat, and we’re committed to providing affordable housing in our nation’s capital.”
To help with that commitment in DC and throughout the region, Wells Fargo is also excited about its partnership with HAND. The member benefits, specifically the training and capacity building series, offers a vital component to nonprofit organizations the bank partners with in the area.
A 25th Anniversary and 2016 Annual Meeting & Housing Expo sponsor, HAND is pleased to spotlight Wells Fargo as a member who certainly contributes to our organization’s COLLABORATION, INNOVATION and TRANSFORMATION within the metropolitan area!