Inside the Stagecoach
November 25, 2014

Lightening the load for military families

“One less thing for us to do” is how a mom in Maryland describes Wells Fargo’s program to help take care of yard work while team members’ spouses are deployed.

“There’s not a lot of time for extra,” says Laurel Frigm before unloading the dishwasher, folding laundry, and starting dinner.

Laurel, a quality assurance analyst with Wells Fargo’s Mortgage Servicing team, is raising two active teenagers alone while her military husband, Cris, is serving as a Navy Reservist chaplain in Africa. “When we had two people managing that schedule,” she says, “It worked. Having one person managing that schedule, it’s very different.”

Wells Fargo’s Military Property Care program helps Laurel and others like her by providing lawn mowing and snow removal service for team members and spouses or domestic partners who are on extended military orders for 30 days or more. The service can continue for as long as two weeks after the military member’s official orders expire.

“I come home and it’s magically done. It’s like fairies came in and took care of one less thing for us to do,” she says.