SD Habitat for Humanity and Wells Fargo Team Up to Help Enhance the Logan Heights Community
Mar 08, 2017 01:44AM
By Paul Spear
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 7, 2017
Habitat for Humanity and Wells Fargo Team Up to Help Enhance the Logan Heights Community
Major donation and volunteer effort supports neighborhood transformation
WHAT: San Diego Habitat for Humanity is pleased to announce its continued partnership with Wells Fargo Bank. A donation of $22,500 is part of a total investment of over $200,000 in grants awarded to Habitat over the past two years through the Wells Fargo Housing Foundation, which provides grant support to large-scale neighborhood revitalization projects that further economic recovery in local communities.
On Wednesday, more than 80 employees from Wells Fargo will volunteer their time and energy helping to enhance the community of Logan Heights. They will build playhouses for the local Head Start Program and perform repair work on the Bread & Salt building, the site of the former Cramer and Weber bakeries, now home to a gallery and experimental art center, as well as nonprofit Via International, which integrates community development initiatives with education and voluntourism to build leadership and self-reliance in underserved communities. Construction activities will include the installation of 99 feet of fencing, building and installing rooftop planter boxes, laying decomposed granite, and painting a mural.
WHEN: Wednesday, March 8, 2017
Brief presentation at 8:15am
Construction activity 8:30am – 2:30pm
WHERE: Bread & Salt
1955 Julian Avenue, San Diego | 92113
Schedule of Activities:
Brief ceremony from 8:15am – 8:30am
Wells Fargo Volunteers working on construction/available for interviews from 8:30am – 2:30pm
Interview and Photo Opportunities Include:
Lori Holt Pfeiler, President and CEO | San Diego Habitat for Humanity
Jacob Gillette, District Manager| Wells Fargo
David Alvarez | San Diego City Councilmember, District 8
Elisa Sabatini |Executive Director, Via International
Jim Brown | Bread & Salt
Wells Fargo Volunteers
About San Diego Habitat for Humanity’s Neighborhood Revitalization Program
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 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’s Neighborhood Revitalization (NR) program encourages existing residents of a neighborhood to be active participants in the revitalization of their own community. As part of Neighborhood Revitalization, Habitat partners with other community-based organizations to help neighborhoods become stronger, more vibrant places to live. Together, we are not only addressing many complex housing challenges, we are changing the way we all think about housing and how to improve it for as many families as we can. The goal of NR is to build a legacy - block by block - not just for one family at a time, but for an entire community. For more information, visit www.sdhfh.org.
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 (wellsfargo.com) 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. News, insights and perspectives from Wells Fargo are also available at Wells Fargo Stories.
About Bread & Salt
Bread & Salt is an art, event, and learning space truly designed to serve and support the community. In the 1960’s, the building was a working bread factory and bakery. Many families in the area remember parents or grandparents who worked there or fondly recall the smell of bread in the mornings. Plans to revive the bakery are well underway by owner, Jim Brown, who hopes to use the facility to help people from the neighborhood to develop skills in the bakery business. Plans include the development of a community garden, co-working kitchen, and retail/café space in which community members enrolled in the program will gain valuable work experience through programs run by the non-profit Via International. Brown and his partners want people from the community to be able to grow their own food, produce their products in-house, and sell in small batches in their retail cafe. This neighborhood revitalization project touches on building gathering space, accessibility to the arts, and job and skills training for members of the Logan Heights community. For more information about Bread & Salt, visit www.breadandsaltsandiego.com.
About Via International
Via International provides paths to self-reliance for an interdependent world. We integrate community development initiatives with education and voluntourism to build leadership and self-reliance in under-served communities. We believe when people thrive, community thrives.
We believe that human potential is enhanced through self-reliant activities that promote community development, food security, social justice, and human dignity. We believe that linking the resources and knowledge of students with the wisdom and ingenuity of the community creates a cultural exchange capable of raising awareness across the socioeconomic spectrum. We believe the reciprocal impact of these experiences results in lifelong transformation and value creation at all community levels.
For more information about Via International and its Volunteer Travel Programs, visit www.viainternational.org.