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Milwaukee Habitat for Humanity Receives Wells Fargo Neighborhood Revitalization Grant

Milwaukee Habitat for Humanity is using the grant to Rock the Block.

By - May 10th, 2018 01:29 pm

MILWAUKEE, WI (May 10, 2018) – Wells Fargo has awarded Milwaukee Habitat for Humanity a grant of more than $22,000 to help improve the Midtown area through neighborhood revitalization projects.

The grant is part of Wells Fargo’s national support of Habitat for Humanity’s neighborhood revitalization program, for which the company is providing a total of $200,000 to nine local Habitat organizations across the U.S.

“We have a long history of working with Habitat for Humanity to strengthen local neighborhoods and build better communities,” said Dan Sweeney, Vice President & Community Development Officer for WI/MI/IL. “In addition to providing grants, our team members volunteer to revitalize neighborhoods and create affordable and sustainable housing alongside families in need of a place to call home.”

Milwaukee Habitat for Humanity is using the grant to Rock the Block. These day-long events bring residents together to work alongside volunteers and Habitat staff to perform exterior repairs, landscaping, and cleanups on the homes of an entire block. Even in the rain, volunteers gathered on the 1800 block of North 26th Street to make in difference in their community.

“Thanks to the generous support of Wells Fargo, the neighbors in this community will be able to come together to beautify their block,” says Brian Sonderman, Milwaukee Habitat’s Executive Director. “As we launch our plan to build, rehab and repair 100 homes in the Midtown neighborhood over the next three years, Rock the Block makes it possible for families who already live in the neighborhood to improve their homes.”

Neighborhood revitalization is Habitat’s approach for responding to community aspirations of reviving local neighborhoods and enhancing quality of life for current and future residents. Through strong partnerships with donors, volunteers and dedicated families, nearly 300 Habitat organizations across the country partner with families and communities to improve their quality of life through neighborhood revitalization.

Wells Fargo Housing Foundation has donated more than $48 million from 2010-2017 to Habitat locally and nationally, of which more than $14.9 million has supported national programs with Habitat for Humanity International and its mission of a world where everyone has a decent place to live.

About Milwaukee Habitat for Humanity

People in our community and all over the world partner with Habitat for Humanity to build or improve a place they can call home. Habitat homeowners help build their own homes alongside volunteers and pay an affordable mortgage. With our help, Habitat homeowners achieve the strength, stability and independence they need to build a better life for themselves and their families. Over the past 34 years, Milwaukee Habitat has served more than 1,000 families in the Greater Milwaukee community through new construction, rehab and repair programs and provided housing solutions for more than 1,800 families in developing countries.

About the Wells Fargo Housing Foundation In 2017, the Wells Fargo Housing Foundation donated $22.7 million in support of affordable housing initiatives serving low- and moderate-income households – including for seniors, veterans and families – through community revitalization efforts. Since its inception 25 years ago, the Wells Fargo Housing Foundation has invested more than $212.7 million to such efforts, along with mobilizing more than 4.75 million team member volunteer hours to build and rehabilitate nearly 7,600 homes and counting.

About Wells Fargo

Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC) is a diversified, community-based financial services company with $2.0 trillion in assets. Wells Fargo’s vision is to satisfy our customers’ financial needs and help them succeed financially. Founded in 1852 and headquartered in San Francisco, Wells Fargo provides banking, investments, mortgage, and consumer and commercial finance through more than 8,300 locations, 13,000 ATMs, the internet ( and mobile banking, and has offices in 42 countries and territories to support customers who conduct business in the global economy. With approximately 263,000 team members, Wells Fargo serves one in three households in the United States. Wells Fargo & Company was ranked No. 25 on Fortune’s 2017 rankings of America’s largest corporations. News, insights and perspectives from Wells Fargo are also available at Wells Fargo Stories.

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