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Helping California Small Business Owners Make a Way During the Pandemic

Through its Open for Business Fund and the Paycheck Protection Program, Wells Fargo is continuing to support small businesses in California with the capital and resources they need to make a way to stay open, day after day.
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The past 12 months have proven the resiliency and resolve of 30 million small businesses across the U.S. as they make a way to stay open day after day. Wells Fargo recognizes the importance of America’s small businesses — for local communities and the broader national economy — and the company continues to provide them with access to the capital and resources they need to weather the economic fallout of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Wells Fargo Responds to India COVID-19 Crisis

Company grants $3 million for health care and emergency response
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SAN FRANCISCO, May 6, 2021 /3BL Media/ -  As part of its response to the ongoing COVID-19-related humanitarian crisis in India, Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC) is committing more than $3 million through nongovernmental organizations to increase hospital capacity, supply oxygen concentrators and critical medical equipment, provide emergency transportation, and support health care workers.

Wells Fargo Releases 2020 Social Impact and Sustainability Report

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Wells Fargo has published its 2020 Social Impact and Sustainability Highlights \report, providing an update on the company’s social and environmental activities and progress during 2020 to support an inclusive, sustainable economic recovery, including contributions to COVID-19 relief, racial equity and inclusion, and climate change.

600-Acre Solar Farm to Power Wells Fargo Buildings in North Carolina

A recently announced collaboration with Duke Energy and NextEra Energy Resources represents another step in Wells Fargo’s goal to achieve net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050.
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As Wells Fargo continues to ramp up efforts to respond to our planet’s climate crisis, the company has announced another major solar expansion, this time with our North Carolina neighbor Duke Energy. Under a 20-year renewable energy purchase agreement, Wells Fargo will receive 100% of the output from a planned 600-acre solar farm in Catawba County. The project will supply more than 50% of Wells Fargo’s electricity needs in North Carolina and approximately 8% of the company’s annual global electricity requirements when it comes online in 2022.

Creating Financial Victories on the Homefront

Wells Fargo and Military Warriors Support Foundation help veterans build financial stability with mortgage-free homes and mentorship.
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Marcus Mason was just 17 when he went off to war as a Marine — first to Afghanistan and then to Iraq before a combat injury ended his tour.

Today, a program by Military Warriors Support Foundation and Wells Fargo has made the former Georgia native a victor on the financial homefront in Jacksonville, Florida.

Stabilizing Lives, Housing, and Communities During Crisis

From job searches to help with the rent, nonprofit programs support individuals in crisis to help communities emerge stronger from the pandemic, with help from Wells Fargo.
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After Markaela Lee lost her financial services job last year amid the pandemic, the toughest job of all began: finding a new one. As weeks of unemployment became months, she turned to a nonprofit housing organization that helped her with rent and job search support.

Helping Restaurants Stay in Business While Feeding Those in Need

Community Kitchens in Oakland, California, buys meals from neighborhood restaurants to donate to local nonprofits.
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Mayra Velazquez had just opened a second branch of her Mexican street food-inspired restaurant Xingones in Oakland, California, when the COVID-19 pandemic hit last March. Within weeks, the business she had spent the last four years growing from a farmer’s market pop-up into multiple eateries had vanished — along with 80% of her revenue.

'To Fight Poverty, We Must Have Civil Legal Aid'

Viewpoints: For people experiencing poverty and facing challenges like eviction, paying for legal services is often difficult without the necessary resources and support, writes Steve Gottlieb, executive director of Atlanta Legal Aid Society.
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Atlanta Legal Aid Society has a long history of facing adversity with resilience and flexibility. Our organization has weathered nearly a century of change, conflict, and growth. But one thing is as true today as it was 96 years ago at our founding: To fight poverty, we must have civil legal aid.

Five Cities in Colorado, Kentucky, Ohio, Tennessee, and Texas Offer Free Financial Counseling to Residents in Need

Financial Empowerment Centers Across the Nation Already Have Served 116,000 Clients, Helping Them to Reduce $160 Million in Debt and Build $26 Million in Savings
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NEW YORK, March 25, 2021 /3BL Media/ -- The Cities for Financial Empowerment Fund (CFE Fund) announced the selection of five additional local governments to replicate the proven Financial Empowerment Center (FEC) model under its nationwide 

'I Was Able to Focus on the Big Picture Again'

Small business owners like Roxanne Best have been able to stay afloat during the COVID-19 pandemic, thanks to low-interest loans from Northwest Native Development Fund and a grant from Wells Fargo’s Open for Business Fund.
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It's not until she says it out loud that Roxanne Best truly realizes all of the different jobs she does. “I always think, ‘Wow, how do I do all of that?” Best said. Years ago, she was a scuba diving instructor and filmed students’ underwater trips, developing a knack for photography and videography. She then worked for the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation’s casino and started her photography business on the side. Eventually, it grew into her full-time job.

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