Wells Fargo team members celebrated National Volunteer Month by volunteering with Athens Area Habitat for Humanity on April 22.
The effort was part of Wells Fargo’s Community Service Super Saturday, where hundreds of team members and friends participated in 38 volunteer activities across 27 Georgia cities in a single day. This year, the initiative expanded to include Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi, South Carolina and Tennessee.
Volunteer events across the Southeast region focused on meeting a variety of community needs, including sustainable homeownership and financial education.
In Athens, volunteers served with Habitat for Humanity to rehab a duplex unit. Additionally, Wells Fargo also presented a $15,000 Team Member Volunteer Program grant to the organization to make homeownership possible for a local family.
“While our team members enjoy volunteering throughout the year, Community Service Super Saturday has become our favorite day of the year for volunteerism,” said JJ Wright, Wells Fargo branch manager. “When we all come together for events like these we are reminded that by working together, we can truly make a huge impact in our communities.”
Typically held in June, which is National Homeownership Month, Community Service Super Saturday has previously focused largely on providing housing for families in need. This year, Wells Fargo will continue to focus on sustainable homeownership by donating $195,000 to upgrade housing for Georgia families, through the construction of new homes or repairing existing ones. The home construction and revitalization will be completed in partnership with local Habitat for Humanity organizations, who will receive $165,000 in total.