Wells Fargo grant to help build Habitat for Humanity home in Williamson County

… Humanity of Williamson County to strengthen our neighborhoods through philanthropy and volunteerism,” said David O’Neil, region bank president.
Rebeccah Macias

Wednesday

Oct 14, 2020 at 10:23 PM

The Wells Fargo Foundation has awarded Habitat for Humanity of Williamson County a $15,000 grant to build an affordable home in Round Rock.

“We’ve had a rich history of working with Habitat for Humanity of Williamson County to strengthen our neighborhoods through philanthropy and volunteerism,” said David O’Neil, region bank president.

In 2019, Wells Fargo employees volunteered more than 1.9 million hours of service to strengthen their communities, including building, repairing and improving 674 across the country with several organizations through Wells Fargo Builds.

The grant is provided through Wells Fargo Builds and is part of the Wells Fargo Foundation’s $1 billion philanthropic commitment to create more housing affordability solutions by 2025.

“We are pleased to once again partner with Wells Fargo in building up another house in Williamson County while building up another family’s opportunity to create a home from that house,” said Debbie Hoffman, Habitat for Humanity of Williamson County’s executive director.

The funding is part of an $8.1 million donation for capacity building and direct mission support to build, renovate and repair more than 350 affordable homes across the United States.

The grant will support the construction of a new home for Kelsey and her two children.

“Safe and stable housing enables people to build upon the rest of their lives and, together, we can shift the narrative to help others understand that housing affordability is both an economic and humanitarian crisis that’s taking a toll on millions of people,” O’Neill said.