For Immediate Release
Easterseals Provides Workforce Development with $15,000 Grant from the Wells Fargo Foundation - August 2018
Manchester, NH, August 13, 2018
Manchester, NH – Easterseals NH Workforce Development program has received a $15,000 grant from the Wells Fargo Foundation to provide high-impact job readiness training and employment for low-income individuals with disabilities or special needs. The program will help individuals secure part or full-time employment to promote their independence and financial well-being.
“Wells Fargo has a rich history of community support in New Hampshire and we have personal connections to the people in our communities – many of whom we proudly call our customers,” said Paul Forester, Regional Vice President, Northern New England Middle Market Banking, Wells Fargo, and Easterseals NH Fiscal Committee member. “Easterseals provides critical support to people of all ages throughout Manchester and beyond, serving as an outlet where they can increase their economic opportunities and future success.” Easterseals NH’s Workforce Development program provides life-changing opportunities for people with disabilities and special needs providing them not only with a source of income but the dignity that employment offers as a contributing member of society.
“We are very thankful for support from the Wells Fargo Foundation and for joining us in the important work of helping people with disabilities and special needs secure employment, “said Easterseals President & CEO Larry Gammon. “Our priority is to help individuals facing significant barriers to gain skills and work towards employment for a better quality of life. We very much appreciate Wells Fargo for partnering with us for this worthy cause.”
For more information about Easterseals NH services, please visit easterseals.com/nh.
About Wells Fargo Foundation
Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC) is a diversified, community-based financial services company with $1.9 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, investment and mortgage products, as well as consumer and commercial finance through more than 8,300 locations, 13,000 ATMs, the internet (wellsfargo.com) and mobile banking, and has offices in 38 countries and territories 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. 26 on Fortune’s 2017 rankings of America’s largest corporations. In 2017, Wells Fargo donated $286.5 million to 14,500 nonprofits and Wells Fargo team members volunteered a record 2 million hours. Wells Fargo’s corporate social responsibility efforts are focused on three strategic priorities: diversity and social inclusion, economic empowerment, and environmental sustainability. News, insights and perspectives from Wells Fargo are also available at Wells Fargo Stories.
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