Wells Fargo team members pledged a record $70.5 million during its 2014 Community Support and United Way Campaign, an increase of 8.6 percent, marking the 12th consecutive year-over-year increase. Leading up to the campaign and throughout the month, volunteer activities were promoted in Wells Fargo markets across the country. It all added up to involvement, as more than 350,000 volunteer hours were recorded by Wells Fargo team members during the campaign, an increase of 11 percent over 2013.
“Our team members, through their own willingness and generosity, drive the amazing results we witness each year,” said Chairman and CEO John Stumpf. “We care about our communities. It’s where we live and work and we want to see then succeed and prosper—that’s why we give our time, talent, and financial resources. Philanthropy is a part of our culture, and I’m proud to say we’re making a huge difference.”
During the campaign, a wide variety of volunteer events took place to reach the 350,000 hours milestone, including:
- In Dallas/Fort Worth, Wells Fargo volunteers joined former President Jimmy Carter, to help build and rehabilitate homes across the Metroplex, all part of Habitat for Humanity’s 31st Annual Carter Works Project.
- In New York City, Wells Fargo volunteers helped to serve food and drinks to individuals at the Common Grounds Annual BBQ event in Times Square. The Times Square facility is a 652-unit affordable housing complex.
- In Beaverton, Oregon, a team of Wells Fargo Business Bankers spent an afternoon boxing up food that the Oregon Food Bank will distribute to those in need.
In Minneapolis, Wells Fargo volunteers participated in speed volunteering activities as part of the local United Way’s Action Day events. Volunteers created back-to-school kits, toiletries packets and children’s blankets.
Congratulations Wells Fargo!