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WELLS FARGO ISSUES EMERGENCY FUNDS TO HELP COVER COVID-RELATED SERVICES AT LOCAL HOMELESS SHELTERS, TRANSITIONAL HOUSING PROGRAMS

Funding supports the increased operational expenses related to health crisis

Sacramento, California – Monday, April 27, 2020 –Wells Fargo has granted Volunteers of America Northern California and Northern Nevada (VOA-NCNN) $100,000 to help meet the urgent needs of people experiencing homelessness and isolation in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic. VOA-NCNN projects a $3mil+ gap in funding this fiscal year due to COVID-19.

Funding from Wells Fargo will help VOA-NCNN: adapt systems, and implement safety and distancing protocols; cover unforeseen expenses to sustain increased and vital meal delivery service for isolated seniors, veterans, disabled, and homeless families; purchase sanitation and other essential supplies for staff and clients; and, support increased payroll expenses for essential staff working around the clock to meet the urgent needs of more than 4,060 residents and clients in its housing and shelter programs.

“Wells Fargo consistently steps up to meet the needs of our community, and this time is no different,” says VOA-NCNN spokesperson Christie Holderegger. “This timely funding will help us to remain responsive in this unprecedented crisis.”

“Not everyone is afforded the luxury of sheltering in place in a home. There are thousands of homeless Sacramentans facing this pandemic while living on the streets or in shelters like those operated by VOA-NCNN,” said Wells Fargo Capital Foothills Region Bank President Kevin Barri. “We are grateful for the wonderful programs VOA-NCNN offers some of our most vulnerable neighbors, and thank for them working tirelessly to ensure their safety during this most unprecedented time.”