Thursday, 02 February 2023

Wells Fargo donates $250,000 to support communities impacted by California wildfires

SAN FRANCISCO – Wells Fargo & Co. announced that it is donating $250,000 to fund wildfire relief efforts in California.

The funds will help support disaster relief operations for people impacted by the Camp fire in Northern California, and the Woolsey and Hill Fires in Southern California.

The American Red Cross will receive $125,000 to support those across the state that have been affected by wildfires.

Additionally, $50,000 is allocated to the United Way of Northern California, $50,000 is being granted to the Ventura County Community Foundation and $25,000 is being donated to the Los Angeles Fire Department Foundation.

Wells Fargo encourages customers experiencing hardship due to the wildfires to contact Wells Fargo Customer Support at the number on their credit card, debit card or statement to discuss their options.

Affected customers can also contact their banker by visiting their nearest Wells Fargo branch.

California Wells Fargo customers who wish to support American Red Cross wildfire relief efforts may also donate through Wells Fargo ATMs through Nov. 26 or by redeeming any amount of available Go Far Rewards for donation from Nov. 14 through Nov. 28.

· Customers can go to any Wells Fargo ATM in California and select the option to donate. There is no fee and 100 percent of contributions will be sent to the American Red Cross.

· Go Far Rewards customers can access their rewards account at www.GoFarRewards.wf.com or by calling the service center at 877-517-1358.

“Last year, I lost my home in one of the Northern California fires,” said Northern California Region Bank President Thomas Sands. “I know of the challenges many families are facing in impacted areas. I am proud that Wells Fargo is providing funding to nonprofits across California so they can help families with immediate needs.”

“These devastating fires are impacting our customers, neighbors and our own team members,” said Central Coast Region Bank President Ernie Pineda. “Our hearts go out to all those who have been affected, and we want to do our part to support the organizations who are helping victims of these fires. With the fires still burning and potentially more devastation, we will continue to work with nonprofits and those focused on recovery efforts, as we determine any additional assistance and support Wells Fargo may be able to provide in the coming weeks.”

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