DES MOINES - December 16, 2013
Wells Fargo and the Military Warriors Support Foundation(MWSF) will spread holiday cheer to military veterans by announcing home donations during eight college bowl games. The nationally-televised games will take place, Dec. 21 – Jan. 1, 2014 and air on ESPN and its family of networks.
These property donations contribute to a commitment Wells Fargo made on Veteran’s Day last year to donate $30 million in bank owned homes to veterans over three years. More than half of that commitment has already been met. In 2013, Wells Fargo has donated nearly 80 homes that were awarded to veterans.
In addition to donating over $1.1 million in real estate at the bowl games, Wells Fargo will contribute $65,000 to Military Warriors Support Foundation for program support.
Wells Fargo and the Military Warriors Support Foundation are committed to helping veterans who have been wounded while serving their country. Wells Fargo donates homes to MWSF for use in their Homes 4 Heroes program. The MWSF refers families for donations and they are expected to participate in financial education and to remain in the home for five years.
“What better gift for the holidays than a mortgage-free home?” said JK Huey, SVP, Wells Fargo Home Mortgage. “We are proud to work with the MWSF on the Homes4WoundedHeroes program as a way to support our veterans who have bravely served our country.”
“With support from our partnership banks, the Military Warriors can help America’s heroes and their families make a fresh start in homes of their own,” said Lt. Gen. Leroy Sisco USA (Ret.), MWSF chief executive officer.
“Veterans who sustained severe injuries while serving our country in Iraq and Afghanistan deserve more than our thanks. That’s why MWSF provides homes and a comprehensive homeowner education and mentoring program to help the transition to civilian life which the contributions will directly support.”
Donation announcements will take place at the following bowl games:
- Dec. 21, Gildan New Mexico Bowl – University Stadium Albuquerque, NM
- Dec. 21, Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl – Sam Boyd Stadium, Las Vegas, NV
- Dec. 21, Famous Idaho Potato Bowl – Bronco Stadium, Boise, ID
- Dec. 23, Beef O’Brady Bowl – Tropicana Field, St. Petersburg, FL
- Dec. 24, Sheraton Hawaii Bowl, Aloha Stadium, Honolulu
- Dec. 27, Texas Bowl – Reliant Stadium, Houston
- Dec. 30, Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl – Amon G. Carter Stadium, Ft. Worth, TX
- Jan. 1, 2014, Heart of Dallas Bowl – Dallas Cotton Bowl, Ft. Worth, TX
About Military Warriors Support Foundation
Military Warriors Support Foundation is a 501(c)3 non-profit, founded by Lt. General, Leroy Sisco, USA (Ret), in 2007. MWSF’s Mission is to provide support for our nation’s combat wounded heroes and Gold Star Families as they transition out of the military and into their new civilian life. Their programs focus on housing and homeownership, employment, as well as recreational activities and travel assistance. For more information on MWSF and all of their programs, please visit www.MilitaryWarriors.org
About Wells Fargo
Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC) is a nationwide, diversified, community-based financial services company with $1.5 trillion in assets. Founded in 1852 and headquartered in San Francisco, Wells Fargo provides banking, insurance, investments, mortgage, and consumer and commercial finance through more than 9,000 stores, 12,000 ATMs, and the Internet (wellsfargo.com), and has offices in more than 35 countries to support the bank’s customers who conduct business in the global economy. With more than 270,000 team members, Wells Fargo serves one in three households in the United States. Wells Fargo & Company was ranked No. 25 on Fortune’s 2013 rankings of America’s largest corporations. Wells Fargo’s vision is to satisfy all our customers’ financial needs and help them succeed financially. Wells Fargo perspectives are also available at blogs.wellsfargo.com