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March 11, 2020

Wells Fargo donates up to $6.25 million for coronavirus (COVID-19) response

The money will support relief efforts by the National Foundation for the Centers for Disease Control, the International Medical Corps., and local communities.

Wells Fargo is donating up to $6.25 million for the global public-health response to the coronavirus (COVID-19), and directing customers experiencing hardships to a dedicated toll-free support line.

“We recognize and appreciate the role of front-line health care providers as they apply their expertise on this fast-moving issue and care for the well-being of our communities,” said Bill Daley, vice chair of Public Affairs and chair of the Wells Fargo Foundation.

“We recognize and appreciate the role of front-line health care providers as they apply their expertise on this fast-moving issue and care for the well-being of our communities.” — Bill Daley, vice chair of Public Affairs and chair of the Wells Fargo Foundation

“We also continue to monitor this situation closely for our employees, customers, and the communities we serve, and are prepared to adapt as needed.”

The Wells Fargo Foundation donation includes $1 million for the Emergency Relief Fund of the National Foundation for the Centers for Disease Control, $250,000 for the International Medical Corps, and up to $5 million for meeting local community needs that emerge in the coming months. The assistance follows $455 million in grants to nonprofits in 2019.

Customers experiencing hardships can call 1-800-219-9739 to speak with a trained specialist about options for their consumer lending, small business, and deposit accounts.

Wells Fargo employees in crisis can turn to the WE Care Fund, which has helped thousands since 2001 through disasters, family emergencies, and other personal hardships.

Additional details are available in a March 8 news release.

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