Wells Fargo recently sat down with a group of veterans with disabilities to listen to the challenges they’re facing around career transition, finding sustainable housing, and financial education – the three focus areas of Wells Fargo’s commitment to service members, veterans, and their families.
The veterans, who come from a variety of service backgrounds, are participants in the No Barriers Warriors to Summits program, which provides mountaineering expeditions and other activities to empower veterans to overcome barriers complicating their transition home. Wells Fargo has sponsored the program since 2014.
Eric Halvorson, a U.S Navy veteran and treasury services manager for Wells Fargo, co-led the conversation with David Inbody, an expedition leader and U.S. Army veteran, and John Toth, a U.S. Army veteran and the director of No Barriers Warriors.
“The work these transitioning veterans have done to reclaim their life of purpose and service is impressive,” said Jerry Quinn, a U.S. Army veteran and Wells Fargo’s military affairs program manager. “Their candid remarks concerning the challenges they face help guide the work Wells Fargo does to support this important group of Americans. It confirms for me that our strategic pillars to provide financial education, housing options, and career support are valuable resources for our military and veterans.”
Wells Fargo has also:
• Donated more than 300 homes, valued at over $50 million, to veterans in all 50 states.
• Hired more than 6,300 veterans, and participated in more than 850 military job fairs since 2012. More than 200 team members are on military leave at any given time.
• Donated more than $20 million to military- and-veteran related nonprofits since 2012.
Congratulations Wells Fargo & Company!