Wells Fargo Donates $100,000 to Support Victims, Families and Emanuel AME Church

Wells Fargo Donates $100,000 to Support Victims, Families and Emanuel AME Church

Grant to Palmetto Project will also support local initiatives focused on diversity and inclusion
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Thursday, June 25, 2015 - 12:30pm

CAMPAIGN: Wells Fargo Social Impact and Sustainability

CONTENT: Press Release

CHARLESTON, S.C., June 25, 2015 /3BL Media/ - Wells Fargo (NYSE: WFC) announced today that the company will donate $100,000 to the Palmetto Project in support of the Lowcountry Ministries – Reverend Pinckney Fund. The purpose of the fund is to support the victims, their families and programmatic ministries of the late Rev. Clementa Pinckney. The grant is in response to the June 17 shootings at the Mother Emanuel AME Church in Charleston.

The $100,000 grant will specifically support counseling services for families, survivors and church members, and local initiatives serving vulnerable populations, youth projects, and diversity and inclusion training, with a focus on ending racism.

“Wells Fargo is committed to honoring the victims, supporting their families and recognizing the efforts of the Rev. Pinckney,” said Rick Redden, Wells Fargo Lead Regional President for the Carolinas. “We want to join the City of Charleston in promoting unity and community support during this challenging time. Our team members, customers and local communities around the Carolinas have all been impacted by this tragedy. We hope our contribution will play an important role in the healing process.”

Persons interested in donating to the Mother Emanuel Hope Fund, which has been established by the City of Charleston to raise funds to aid the victims’ families, can visit any Wells Fargo banking store.

For more information on donating to either the Lowcountry Ministries – Reverend Pinckney Fund or the Mother Emanuel Hope Fund, please visit the City of Charleston, S.C. website.

About Wells Fargo
Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC) is a nationwide, diversified, community-based financial services company with $1.7 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 8,700 locations, 12,500 ATMs, and the internet (wellsfargo.com) and mobile banking, and has offices in 36 countries to support customers who conduct business in the global economy. With approximately 266,000 team members, Wells Fargo serves one in three households in the United States. Wells Fargo & Company was ranked No. 30 on Fortune’s 2015 rankings of America’s largest corporations. In 2014, Wells Fargo donated $281.2 million in grants to 17,100 nonprofits, and team members volunteered 1.74 million hours around the country. Wells Fargo’s vision is to satisfy all our customers’ financial needs and help them succeed financially. Wells Fargo perspectives are also available at Wells Fargo Blogs and Wells Fargo Stories.

Amy Amirault

Josh Dunn