Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Carolinas Receives
Community Grant from Wells Fargo
Grant Helps Keep Families Close During Season of Giving
GREENVILLE, S.C. (Nov. 17, 2015) – Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Carolinas recently received a $2,000 grant from Wells Fargo. The grant will help support our mission of providing a unique home setting that provides a home for families and their children during a very unpredictable time in their lives. The Ronald McDonald House keeps families together, resulting in positive health outcomes for critically ill and injured children.
Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Carolinas is currently in its Season of Giving campaign from November through December, where it is asking the community to help keep families close by encouraging online donations through www.rmhc-carolinas.org/donate. The old adage “home is where the heart is” particularly strikes true for families who spend the holiday season at pediatric medical facilities. Support given by organizations, such as Wells Fargo, allows families to be near their children during critical moments.
“Togetherness is the greatest gift you can give families with a critically-ill or injured child,” said Marti Spencer, Executive Director/CEO of Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Carolinas. It is through companies like Wells Fargo and their giving spirit we are able to continue to serve 300 families each year from the Upstate of South Carolina, our six surrounding states and beyond our country’s borders.”
In 2014, Wells Fargo invested $281.2 million in nonprofit organizations and schools across the country. In South Carolina alone last year, we made 617 grants totaling $3.39 million to local nonprofit organizations and schools that make a huge difference in communities across the state. Over the last five we years, Wells Fargo has donated nearly $18.5 million to nonprofit organizations in South Carolina, and since 2005, we have invested over $32 million in nonprofit organizations across the state.
“Wells Fargo is committed to the communities we serve and delighted to support Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Carolinas,” said Wells Fargo Upstate Market President Brian Rogers. “Our goal is to help build strong communities and make a positive difference. If our communities prosper, so will we.”
About Wells Fargo
Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC) is a nationwide, diversified, community-based financial services company with $1.8 trillion in assets. Founded in 1852 and headquartered in San Francisco, Wells Fargo provides banking, insurance, investments, mortgage, and consumer and commercial finance through 8,700 locations, 12,800 ATMs, the internet (wellsfargo.com) and mobile banking, and has offices in 36 countries to support customers who conduct business in the global economy. With approximately 265,000 team members, Wells Fargo serves one in three households in the United States. Wells Fargo & Company was ranked No. 30 on Fortune’s 2015 rankings of America’s largest corporations. Wells Fargo’s vision is to satisfy our customers’ financial needs and help them succeed financially. Wells Fargo perspectives are also available at Wells Fargo Blogs and Wells Fargo Stories.
About the Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Carolinas
More than just a room and a hot meal, the Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Carolinas is a home away from home for families of children receiving critical care at medical facilities in our community. The house can serve as a quiet place for families to be alone or as a place of companionship, sharing and emotional support with other families. Since 1989, Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Carolinas has cared for special families with 12 bedrooms, private baths, a double kitchen, living room, playroom and laundry facilities, as well as a courtyard with a peaceful fountain and bright sunroom. For more information on the Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Carolinas, please visit www.rmhc-carolinas.org.