Wells Fargo & Company, in partnership with Rebuilding Together East Bay North and the City of Richmond, sent more than 100 Wells Fargo Team Members on Sept. 22 to volunteer their time to help rebuild two homes, create a community garden and restore a building in the Iron Triangle neighborhood Richmond.
In addition to volunteering time, the company also announced a $35,000 grant to foster the ongoing operations of Rebuilding Together so that they can continue work such as the revitalization of the Iron Triangle.
“Wells Fargo is committed to the City of Richmond. Our team members work and live in the community, and we’re proud to give our time and resources to help rebuild the Iron Triangle,” said Jim Foley, president of Wells Fargo’s Greater Bay Area region.
“Wells Fargo values its relationship with the City of Richmond and Rebuilding Together East Bay North, and we hope others may be inspired to support our local communities,” he said.
In 2011, Wells Fargo team members volunteered over 100,000 hours in the Bay Area, and gave $19.6 million to local schools and nonprofit organizations.
Wells Fargo has been a long-time supporter Rebuilding Together bringing volunteers to improve the homes and lives of low-income homeowners who are disabled or elderly by providing free repair services for those with the greatest need.
Each year Rebuilding Together serves dozens of homeowners as well as tens of thousands of facility users through its Community Facilities Program in the cities of Richmond, San Pablo, Alameda, Albany, Berkeley and Emeryville.
The group has rehabilitated more than 700 homes and facilities in the Bay Area with more than 20,000 volunteers, providing more than $10 million in market value.
“We work together to bring warmth, safety, and independence to our neighborhood by revitalizing homes and community facilities”, said John Stevens, executive director of Rebuilding Together East Bay-North. “It is great to see so many Wells Fargo team members coming together to help our neighbors.”