Rebuilding Together, Wells Fargo Launch Efforts to Rebuild Homes for Neighbors in Need Across the Country
Washington, D.C., June 18, 2020 – Rebuilding Together, a leading national non-profit organization that provides critical home repairs to individuals in need at no cost to them and revitalizes communities throughout the country, announced today a national collaboration with Wells Fargo. Through grants provided by Wells Fargo, Rebuilding Together affiliates will repair homes for people in need throughout the country.
As part of the Wells Fargo Builds℠ program, Wells Fargo is investing more than $1.3 million in Rebuilding Together’s work, bringing tangible assistance and aid to homeowners in underserved communities throughout the country. Last year, Wells Fargo Foundation made a $1 billion commitment to address the U.S. housing affordability crisis through 2025.
“Home is a sanctuary. Having a safe, healthy and affordable place to call home is essential to help lay the foundation for wellness, dignity and economic opportunity,” said Eileen Fitzgerald, head of housing affordability philanthropy with the Wells Fargo Foundation. “We are committed to combining the company’s business expertise with philanthropic capital to make housing achievable for everyone. In collaboration with Rebuilding Together we will continue to fulfill our commitment to our most vulnerable and underserved communities.”
The Wells Fargo Foundation will support Rebuilding Together’s work to provide critical home repairs that increase the health and safety of community residents across the country. Those repairs include roof and water heater replacements, plumbing and electrical updates, the installation of grab bars, handrails and ramps among many other repairs that follow Rebuilding Together’s 25 Safe and Healthy Homes Priorities.
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