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Wells Fargo Honors Cobb Groups with $1,000 Days of Giving Grants

October 31, 2014
 Twenty-nine Cobb groups received $1,000 donations as part of Wells Fargo’s Days of Giving on Oct. 29 at the Mansour Center. Pictured (L-R): Mike Knowles with Wells Fargo, Acworth Mayor Tommy Allegood, representing the Cobb Community Foundation, Cobb County Commission Chairman Tim Lee, Pam Brems with the Center for Family Resources and Andrea Watkins with the Center for Children and Young Adults.

Twenty-nine Cobb groups received $1,000 donations as part of Wells Fargo’s Days of Giving on Oct. 29 at the Mansour Center. Pictured (L-R): Mike Knowles with Wells Fargo, Acworth Mayor Tommy Allegood, representing the Cobb Community Foundation, Cobb County Commission Chairman Tim Lee, Pam Brems with the Center for Family Resources and Andrea Watkins with the Center for Children and Young Adults.

Twenty-nine Cobb County non-profits were honored by Wells Fargo team members with $1,000 Days of Giving donations.

Wells Fargo also announced that its Atlanta-area employees gave or pledged $1.8 million this fall in the United Way and Community Support campaign – 24 percent more than last year.

In all, 240 groups are receiving $1,000 checks at a series of community breakfasts across Atlanta.  Twenty-four of the Cobb groups were honored at a breakfast at the Mansour Center on Oct. 29.

Said Wells Fargo Area President Jim Lawrence, “To some a $1,000 grant may seem small, but we know each of these great groups will be able to make a huge difference with this.  And collectively this will have a major impact in our community.”

Cobb County Commission Chairman Tim Lee told those assembled, “You are people who get up 365 days a year and ask, ‘How can I help other people today.’  You are the foundation for what makes Cobb County great.”

With the program in its sixth year, giving across Georgia will exceed $1.5 million this fall.

All the groups were selected by frontline team members in bank offices in the Atlanta area for the work they are doing locally.

“We are doing our best to be a great local bank, and this is a cornerstone of our local giving and volunteerism,” said Michael Knowles, business banking manager.

 

The Cobb groups receiving $1,000 grants were as follows.

40 Girls and Some Shoes

Center for Children and Young Adults

Center for Family Resources

Cindy Donald Dreams of Recovery Foundation

Cobb Community Foundation

Cobb Habitat for Humanity

Destiny’s Daughters of Promise

Family Life and Restoration Center

Feeding the Homeless Project

Girl Scouts of Greater Atlanta

Heaven Sent Outreach

I Give Myself Away

Loving Arms Cancer Outreach

Marietta Museum of History

McCleskey-East Cobb & Northeast Cobb YMCA

MUST Ministries

Operation P.L.A.Y.

Operation Stars & Stripes

Renovacion Conyugal

Safe America Foundation

Safe Patch Children’s Advocacy Center

Simple Needs

Smith-Gilbert Gardens Foundation

The Extension Men’s Center

The Lupus Foundation of America, GA Chapter

The Ronco Johnson Foundation

Voice Today

YELLS (Youth Empowerment Through Learning, Leading  & Service)

YWCA of Northwest Georgia

Similar events are taking place this fall across Georgia, Alabama, Tennessee and Mississippi.

 

About Wells Fargo
Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC) has more than 5,000 team members in Atlanta and serves customers at nearly 200 bank locations.   Wells Fargo is a nationwide, diversified, community-based financial services company with $1.6 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 locations, 12,500 ATMs, and the internet (wellsfargo.com), and has offices in 36 countries to support customers who conduct business in the global economy. With approximately 265,000 team members, Wells Fargo serves one in three households in the United States. Wells Fargo & Company was ranked No. 29 on Fortune’s 2014 rankings of America’s largest corporations. In 2013, the Company invested $275.5 million in grants to 18,500 nonprofits, and team members contributed more than 1.69 million volunteer hours around the country. Wells Fargo’s vision is to satisfy all our customers’ financial needs and help them succeed financially.

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