‘The noblest human concern is concern for others’
In honor of National Good Neighbor Day on Sept. 28, read stories of how Wells Fargo has helped bring neighbors and their communities together.
When former U.S. President Jimmy Carter proclaimed National Good Neighbor Day as a holiday in 1978, he said, “The noblest human concern is concern for others. Understanding, love, and respect build cohesive families and communities. The same bonds cement our nation and the nations of the world.”
National Good Neighbor Day, which promotes neighbors getting to know each other better and acknowledges the importance of a good neighbor, is celebrated on Sept. 28. In honor of the holiday, read about how Wells Fargo has helped neighbors who are also family, neighbors who have become like family, and its employees who have acted as good neighbors to people in their neighborhoods and the communities Wells Fargo serves.
There’s no place like the home next door
When they were kids, siblings Kenneth and Leah Martinez loved their older adult next-door neighbors like extended family. Years later, they are now the proud owners of the house next door, with help from Wells Fargo’s NeighborhoodLIFT® program. Read Leah and Kenneth's story.
Homeowners’ lights burn bright in Baltimore
With help from an award-winning nonprofit and a LIFT down payment grant, two homeowners turn a troubled past into a bright future in urban Baltimore. Read David Anderson and Devin Lee's story.
Homeless no more: A friendship that turned a life around
The homeless shelter wasn’t David Williams’ rock bottom; it was his springboard to a better life. Today, he’s a Wells Fargo home loan servicer who says a Wells Fargo volunteer helped him turn his life around. Read David's story.
Survivors find a calm voice after the storm
Rescued from their flooded home, Andy Cordova and his family survived and recovered from Hurricane Harvey, thanks to inspiring help from disaster specialist Bridgette Fletcher of Wells Fargo. Read Cordovas' story.
After date nights in the garden, a farm emerges
It’s a wonder what a few veggies can do for a next-door lot full of weeds, drugs, and crime. Find out how Wells Fargo team member Rene Owczarski and his wife, Monika, got an urban farm approved for their Des Moines, Iowa, community. Read Monika and Rene's story.