Saturday, April 29, 2017 North Collin County Habitat for Humanity (NCC Habitat) will be working alongside Wells Fargo Volunteers to complete two new homes in Celina, Texas. The Build Day is part of the 20th Anniversary celebration of Wells Fargo Housing Foundation’s Team Member Volunteer Program (TMVP) which promotes both the volunteerism of Wells Fargo team members and the financial support of community development and affordable housing for working families looking for financial stability, security and strength. Thirty Wells Fargo team member volunteers will be working on two NCC Habitat Build Sites in Celina Texas.
Mayor Sean Terry of Celina, Mayor Pro Tem Chad Anderson, and City of Celina Council Members Andy Hopkins and Carmen Roberts will welcome Wells Fargo Volunteers and offer remarks honoring the work being done. The work day will begin with a special ceremony given by NCC Habitat, the City of Celina and Wells Fargo.
Future homeowners, Socorro Ocampo and Jennifer Wilson will be working alongside the Volunteers who help build their homes. This is the second time Wells Fargo Housing Foundation has joined NCC Habitat as a Home Sponsor. “Having partners like Wells Fargo Housing Foundation is critical to the work we are doing,” said Celeste H. Cox, Chief Executive Officer for NCC Habitat. “With community minded organizations and individuals behind us, we are offering the hand up working
, low-to-moderate income families need to strengthen and become self-reliant. Bringing people together to build homes and hope is what makes this possible.”
Wells Fargo Volunteers are completing inside trim work, painting and completing final clean-up on the homes. They are also commemorating the anniversary of TMVP by planting a tree in the front yard of each home. “We are proud to be working with North Collin County Habitat to strengthen our neighborhoods,” said John T. Gavin, region president for Wells Fargo in Dallas-Fort Worth. “Not only do we provide funding through grants such as this one, but our team members also volunteer building homes, resulting in a public-private partnership that revitalizes neighborhoods by creating affordable housing for low-to moderate-income households.”
Wells Fargo Housing Foundation donated $15,000 toward the completion of these homes. The homes are located at 305 & 307 South New Mexico in Celina, TX.
About North Collin County Habitat for Humanity
North Collin County Habitat for Humanity (NCC Habitat) is part of a global, nonprofit housing organization operated on Christian principles. We put God’s love into action by building homes and communities. We are dedicated to eliminating substandard housing locally and worldwide. We encourage positive relationships throughout the community by advocating for fair housing policies and by providing training to help families improve their shelter conditions.
NCC Habitat was incorporated in 1992. We enable families throughout northern Collin County (Anna, Celina, Farmersville, Frisco, McKinney, Melissa, Princeton, and Prosper) to achieve the dream of home ownership and dignity. With the help of partnerships, NCC Habitat has built over 100 new homes and repaired nearly 150 existing homes. Our Affordable Housing Programs provide strength, stability and self-reliance for low to moderate income families. The Home Repair program is called “A Brush With Kindness” where we help low income families with exterior repairs including roof, siding, paint and general clean up. Most of those served through this program (mostly seniors). Internationally, NCC Habitat has built 44 homes in Mexico, Egypt, Asia Tsunami & Honduras. Habitat also operates a ReStore that is open to the public Tuesday – Saturday. We sell new and gently used building materials and furniture to the public.
About Wells Fargo Housing Foundation
In 2016, the Wells Fargo Housing Foundation donated nearly $20 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 in 1993, the Wells Fargo Housing Foundation has invested more than $190 million to such efforts, along with mobilizing more than 4.78 million team member volunteer hours to build and rehabilitate more than 7,600 homes and counting.
About Wells Fargo
Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC) is a diversified, community-based financial services company with $1.9 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 8,600 locations, 13,000 ATMs, the internet (wellsfargo.com) and mobile banking, and has offices in 42 countries and territories to support customers who conduct business in the global economy. With approximately 269,000 team members, Wells Fargo serves one in three households in the United States. Wells Fargo & Company was ranked No. 27 on Fortune’s 2016 rankings of America’s largest corporations. Wells Fargo’s vision is to satisfy our customers’ financial needs and help them succeed financially. News, insights and perspectives from Wells Fargo are also available at Wells Fargo Stories.