During these tumultuous economic times, it’s important for the national community to have a trusted source for all matters financial. Wells Fargo has been long-committed to being that source. Offering a wide variety of banking, loans, insurance, and investing options, it’s no surprise that the company has become big. In fact, they’re “the largest financial institution headquartered in the western U.S.”
But Wells Fargo doesn’t just get– it gives back, and plenty. They start by nourishing the minds of young people with its Wachovia Foundation Reading First program, through which they have donated 106,000 books to 96,000 children in 2008. That same year, Wells Fargo contributed $4 billion towards financing environmental projects.
And, also in 2008, the LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgendered) Pride Parade in Des Moines, Iowa, used a Wells Fargo stagecoach as the parade commenced. Wells Fargo is ranked as one of the top companies for people of diverse backgrounds to work for, according to DiversityInc, including LGBT, Latino, and Asian American team members. In 2008, Wells Fargo employees gave 1.4 million hours of their time as volunteers in all 50 states.
Finally, the conglomerate additionally serves its communities by offering financial education programs, in both English and Spanish, and either online or in person, to adults and schoolchildren alike.
It stands to reason that a reputable institution that takes such a comprehensive approach to quality-of-life could possibly be a “hero” for those of us with spina bifida and hydrocephalus.
In other news, I just started sorting through the photos of my trip to Puerto Rico, so when I finish with that, I will be posting a few soon, and on my Facebook page, as well.
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