Wells Fargo to donate $200,000 to support Oregon and Washington wildfire relief, ATMs accept donations



Wells Fargo to donate $200,000 to support Oregon and Washington wildfire relief, ATMs accept donations

Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC) announced today that the Wells Fargo Foundation is donating $200,000 to fund wildfire relief efforts in Oregon and Washington. Grants to the Oregon Community Foundation 2020 Community Rebuilding Fund, American Red Cross Cascades Region and Northwest Region, The Salvation Army Northwest Division, and the United Way’s Pacific Northwest Wildfire Relief & Recovery Fund will help impacted families get back on their feet.

Additionally, customers can donate to the American Red Cross through Wells Fargo ATMs from Sept. 16 through Sept. 30 for Western wildfire relief, via Zelle ® in Wells Fargo Online ® or Wells Fargo Mobile®, or redeem and donate their Wells Fargo Go Far® Rewards points for disaster relief support. Customers will not be charged any fees for using the services, and 100% of the donation is sent to the American Red Cross.

The $200,000 contribution will support community recovery efforts and fund safe shelters, meals, supplies such as personal protective equipment, mental health counseling, spiritual care, and casework for those impacted by wildfires in Oregon and Washington.

“It is heartbreaking to see the devastation caused by wildfires,” said Jim Foley, EVP and president of the Pacific North region, Wells Fargo. “In order to help those impacted, Wells Fargo is donating $200,000 for relief efforts that are urgently needed. It’s been a challenging year, but we know Oregonians and Washingtonians are resilient and will come through this as we work together.”

“We are so grateful for the donation from Wells Fargo, which comes at such a critical time,” said Dale Kunce, CEO of Cascades Region of the American Red Cross. “Wells Fargo has been at our side providing support to Red Cross for decades, and we appreciate their commitment to supporting our communities in times of need.”

"Financial donations truly are the best way to support people right now, because this disaster is continuing to evolve," Kunce said. "By contributing a financial donation, you're allowing the Red Cross to put that donation to work where it's needed most. Right now, in addition to the hotel rooms and congregate shelters we are operating, Wells Fargo’s donation will help with things like additional relief supplies, cots, blankets, and personal protective equipment, in addition to ready-to-eat meals and snacks.”

To donate money using Zelle, go to the Wells Fargo mobile banking application, select “Send Money with Zelle®.” Enter “American Red Cross” as the recipient, and type the e-mail address, [email protected] in the contact field. Review the “First-Time Recipient” pop-up to ensure that the “Red Cross” is the recipient you’ve set up before sending. Donations made through Zelle will support Red Cross Disaster Relief for disasters big and small and countless other crises. For more information, go to https://www.wellsfargo.com/zelledonation.

About Wells Fargo
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