Rebuilding Together El Paso is one of more than 49 Rebuilding Together organizations awarded a grant from Wells Fargo as part of its nationwide initiative to help low-to-moderate income families construct and improve homes across the country.
“Far too many people across the country are facing housing instability and one of our key priorities is to create housing affordability solutions where everyone can have a safe and affordable place to call home,” said Christine Gallegos, District Manager of Wells Fargo El Paso. Additionally she said, “We are proud to support Rebuilding Together in providing homeownership opportunities for hundreds of families nationwide through Wells Fargo Builds.”
Officials share that Rebuilding Together will receive $14,000 and use the funding to repair two homes in Far East El Paso and one in the Lower Valley.
“These low-income homeowners and family members potentially suffer from illnesses and disabilities,” officials added. “We know that we touch the lives of a multitude of residents while improving the safety and health conditions.”
The grant is part of a $1.25 million donation Wells Fargo is making to Rebuilding Together through Wells Fargo Builds, an initiative that provides philanthropic financial support and volunteerism to create sustainable affordable housing.
More than 79 homes will be constructed or repaired with Rebuilding Together in over 24 states through the initiative this year.
“Wells Fargo has supported the work of Rebuilding Together El Paso for many years,” program officials shared. “Additionally, their employees have reinforced the company’s community oriented mission by volunteering in RTEP organized painting projects.”
Wells Fargo Builds is part of Wells Fargo’s $1 billion philanthropic commitment to create more housing affordability solutions by 2025.