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Habitat for Humanity Receives $100,000 Grant from Wells Fargo Housing Foundation

Dec 20, 2016 01:45PM ● By Paul Spear

 Habitat for Humanity Receives $100,000 Grant from Wells Fargo Housing Foundation

Major donation and volunteer effort supports military and veteran homeownership and repair programs


IMPERIAL BEACH, CALIFORNIA– On Friday, December 9th, employees from Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC) in San Diego came together with San Diego Habitat for Humanity to improve living conditions for a veteran family in Imperial Beach.

A donation of $100,000 is part of $6 million in grants awarded across 56 nonprofits through the 2016 Wells Fargo Housing Foundation Priority Markets Program to help stabilize and revitalize neighborhoods.  The Priority Markets Program provides grant support to support large-scale neighborhood revitalization projects to further economic recovery in local communities.

Habitat for Humanity was identified by Wells Fargo as a leader in building and renovating housing for low-to moderate-income homebuyers. Priority Markets program grants, administered through the Wells Fargo Housing Foundation, will be used for building and repairing homes for military service members and veterans  throughout the San Diego region.

In addition to its new construction programs, Habitat for Humanity provides home repair services to existing owner-occupied homes. On Friday, December 9, ten Wells Fargo employees made repairs to the home of veteran Ralph Short and his wife, Frances, who purchased their home in Imperial Beach in 1963.  They love the neighborhood and the home that they raised three children in, and enjoy visits from their nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.  Habitat has done some much needed critical repair work on their home and is now addressing home preservation projects.  The Shorts are very grateful to Habitat and Wells Fargo for the work on their home and have enjoyed seeing great improvements in their neighborhood.

“Wells Fargo is pleased to support these nonprofits that work tirelessly to help revitalize neighborhoods and further their success for the long-term,” said Celia Lanning, Greater San Diego Region President for Wells Fargo. “The Priority Markets Program has been a catalyst for bringing together community stakeholders with common interests to improve neighborhoods that are producing sustainable results and adding up to make a huge difference for communities.”

 People in our community and all over the world partner with Habitat for Humanity to build or improve a place they can call home.  With a little help, Habitat homeowners achieve the strength, stability, and independence they need to build a better life for themselves and their families. This mission is possible through the financial and volunteer support of partners like the Wells Fargo Housing Foundation.

 “Habitat for Humanity builds homes, communities, and hope.  We are grateful for the support of great partners like Wells Fargo, who help to improve entire communities through their generosity”, said Lori Holt Pfeiler, President and CEO of San Diego Habitat for Humanity. Together, we’re not just providing a coat of paint, new landscaping, or a sturdy fence.  We are providing homes where families can thrive.   We are providing energy-efficient homes that cost less to maintain.  We are providing stability, strength, and self-reliance through shelter.  These are the building blocks for a brighter future.”



Wells Fargo volunteers

Holding check – Jacob Gillette, Vice President, Wells Fargo and Lori Holt Pfeiler, President/CEO, San Diego Habitat for Humanity


About San Diego Habitat for Humanity

People in our community partner with San Diego Habitat for Humanity to build or improve a place they can call home. Habitat homeowners build their homes alongside volunteers and pay an affordable mortgage.  With our help, Habitat homeowners achieve the strength, stability, and independence they need to build a better life for themselves and their families. 


Habitat for Humanity exists through volunteer labor and contributions of money, land and materials, including purchases and donations to the ReStore, SDHFH’s discount home improvement retail center. For more information, visit or call 619-283-HOME (4663).


About the Wells Fargo Housing Foundation

In 2015, the Wells Fargo Housing Foundation donated nearly $20 million in support of affordable housing initiatives serving low-and moderate-income households – including for seniors, veterans, and families – through community revitalization efforts. Since its inception in 1993, the Wells Fargo Housing Foundation has invested more than $170 million to such efforts, along with mobilizing more than 4.7 million team member volunteer hours to build and rehabilitate more than 7,000 homes and counting.

About Wells Fargo

Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC) is a diversified, community-based financial services company with $1.9 trillion in assets. Founded in 1852 and headquartered in San Francisco, Wells Fargo provides banking, insurance, investments, mortgage, and consumer and commercial finance through more than 8,600 locations, 13,000 ATMs, the internet ( and mobile banking, and has offices in 42 countries and territories to support customers who conduct business in the global economy. With approximately 269,000 team members, Wells Fargo serves one in three households in the United States. Wells Fargo & Company was ranked No. 27 on Fortune’s 2016 rankings of America’s largest corporations. Wells Fargo’s vision is to satisfy our customers’ financial needs and help them succeed financially. Wells Fargo perspectives are also available at Wells Fargo Blogs and Wells Fargo Stories.


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