Wells Fargo donates $15,000 to Habitat for Humanity of El Paso, Inc. to help a disabled vet and his family in El Paso to construct a home that will provide decent, affordable housing
Habitat for Humanity of El Paso, Inc. is one of more than 220 Habitat organizations awarded a grant from Wells Fargo as part of its nationwide initiative to help low-to-moderate income families construct and improve homes across the country.
“Far too many people across the country are facing housing instability and one of our key priorities is to create housing affordability solutions where everyone can have a safe and affordable place to call home,” said Christine Gallegos, Wells Fargo District Manager “We are proud to support Habitat for Humanity in providing homeownership opportunities for hundreds of families nationwide through Wells Fargo Builds.”
Habitat for Humanity of El Paso, Inc. will receive $15,000 and use the funding to build a new home in El Paso, Texas. The home will be for Bruce and Kimberly Griego and their three sons. Bruce is a vet who suffered disabilities due to his tours in Afghanistan.
“According to Habitat Executive Director David Driscoll, this is the second time Habitat has received a grant for a disabled vet to own their own home. Their contribution helps make the home affordable for Bruce and his family.”
The grant is part of a $7.75 million donation Wells Fargo is making to Habitat for Humanity International through Wells Fargo Builds, an initiative that provides philanthropic financial support and volunteerism to create sustainable affordable housing. More than 340 homes will be constructed or repaired with Habitat in over 40 states through the initiative this year. Wells Fargo Builds is part of Wells Fargo’s $1 billion philanthropic commitment to create more housing affordability solutions by 2025.