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Former Navy Combat Medic and Family Receive Keys to Mortgage-Free Home in Marietta

December 5, 2013

wells Fargo Operation homefrontWells Fargo provides four-bedroom house to family of four through Operation Homefront

It’s hard to imagine a better gift at the holidays.  Today, a former Navy combat medic and his family received the keys to a mortgage-free home in Marietta, following the loss of their belongings in an apartment break-in last year.

Former Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class Deramichaelous Daniels moved to the Atlanta area following his eight-year tour as a hospital corpsman in Camp Pendleton, Calif., and Athens, Ga.  During that time he was deployed with his unit as a combat medic in Iraq.

Then last year, while living in Lawrenceville, the family was the victim of an apartment break-in and all their valuables were stolen.

Today they received one of the most valuable gifts possible – a mortgage-free home, formerly a foreclosure, with the property donated by Wells Fargo through Operation Homefront and its Homes on the Homefront program.

“My wife Mistie and I have discussed owning a home ever since getting married,” Daniels said. “This gives us an amazing opportunity and will give our children a place to run around and just enjoy their new life. Everything lately has felt like such an uphill battle, and this is the best news that we have had since my leaving the Navy.”

The house at 2522 Hampton Valley Drive in Marietta has plenty of room for their two boys, ages 7 and 1. The two-story has more than 2,200 square feet with four bedrooms, two-and-a-half baths and a two-car garage.

Their home is one of 65 Wells Fargo has donated to veterans this year as part of a commitment to donate $30 million in homes to those who have served in the nation’s armed forces.

“These are extraordinary men and women who have given so much through military service,” said Rob Pridemore, area manager for Wells Fargo Home Mortgage for Cobb County.  “This is a natural outgrowth of our commitment to giving back and revitalizing communities.”

About Operation Homefront

A national nonprofit, Operation Homefront leads more than 4,500 volunteers with nationwide presence who provide emergency and other financial assistance to the families of service members and wounded warriors. Operation Homefront has met more than 750,000 needs of military families since its inception in 2002.  Nationally, 95 percent of total revenue donated to Operation Homefront goes directly to programs that provide support to our military families. For more information, go to www.OperationHomefront.net.

About Wells Fargo

Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC) has more than 5,000 team members in the Atlanta area and serves consumers in the area through some 200 bank stores.  Wells Fargo 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 blog.wellsfargo.com. In 2012, the Company invested $315.8 million in grants to 19,500 nonprofits, and team members contributed more than 1.5 million volunteer hours around the country. For more information, please visit: www.wellsfargo.com/about/csr.

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