SAN FRANCISCO - November 3, 2011
To help victims of the recent earthquake in Turkey, Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC) said today it is pledging $50,000 to the American Red Cross disaster relief fund to assist with recovery efforts.
“On behalf of Wells Fargo, I want to express our sympathy to all those affected by this major earthquake, including victims and members of their families,” said Dilek Mutus, area head for Wells Fargo’s Global Financial Institutions operations in Istanbul. “We have team members and customers in Turkey, and as the country continues to assess the damage from this disaster we want to do what we can to support ongoing relief efforts.”
Through the American Red Cross, Wells Fargo's International Group will target its donation with $25,000 to the Turkish Red Crescent Society and to the Van Earthquake Relief fund.
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