Wells Fargo & Company announced in a Sept. 22 press release that it is donating $200,000 to help fund wildfire relief efforts in Washington and Oregon.
Grants to assist affected families in getting back on their feet will be going specifically to the Oregon Community Foundation 2020 Community Rebuilding Fund, American Red Cross Cascades Region and Northwest Region, the United Way’s Pacific Northwest Wildfire Relief & Recovery Fund, and the Salvation Army Northwest Division, according to the release.
“It is heartbreaking to see the devastation caused by wildfires,” said Jim Foley, EVP and president of the Pacific Northwest region’s Wells Fargo, in a press release. “It’s been a challenging year, but we know Oregonians and Washingtonians are resilient and will come through this as we work together.”
Wells Fargo customers who are wanting to help with relief efforts can donate to the American Red Cross via Wells Fargo ATMs and mobile tools through Sept. 30.
“Financial donations truly are the best way to support people right now, because this disaster is continuing to evolve,” Dale Kunce, CEO of the Cascades Region of the American Red Cross, said in the release. “By contributing a financial donation, you’re allowing the Red Cross to put that donation to work where it’s needed most. Right now, in addition to the hotel rooms and congregate shelters we are operating, Wells Fargo’s donation will help with things like additional relief supplies, cots, blankets, and personal protective equipment, in addition to ready-to-eat meals and snacks.”