Palouse Habitat for Humanity recognizes Wells Fargo as Habitat Hero 2020

 Moscow, Idaho. (August 20, 2020) —Wells Fargo has been chosen by Palouse Habitat for Humanity for the Habitat Hero Award for 2020.

“Wells Fargo was chosen because of their dedicated commitment to building Habitat homes. Wells Fargo adopts 2-3 days each home build, sending teams of enthusiastic volunteers in their bright red shirts to the build site. But just as critically, Wells Fargo has supported each of the past six homes with a $15,000 grant, a total of $90,000, used to purchase building materials. This is in addition to the funds raised as part of their generous employee match program through YourCause.  All funds to build a Habitat home must be raised locally, and typical Palouse Habitat home costs $140,000 to build.  Wells Fargo support helps keep those volunteer hammers swinging” explained Executive Director Jennifer Wallace.

“We’ve had over 80 Wells Fargo volunteers come from branches around the region – as far away as Cottonwood – to lend a hand.  They are always an enthusiastic and hardworking bunch.  We can’t thank them enough for being one of our longest running and most dependable building partners,” shared Construction Supervisor Dave Stradley.

The Habitat Hero award is given to an individual or organization that goes above and beyond to support Palouse HFH’s home building mission and exemplifies community spirit. Past recipients include Chuck Spurgeon of Spurgeon Construction, Jim Fredenburg, Moscow and Pullman Building Supply, and the Lewiston Fire Fighters IAFF Local 1773.

The Habitat Hero award will be presented during a Facebook Live post 1:00, Friday, August 21st .  Video of the presentation will be available online or on the palousehabitat.org home page in the Facebook feed.

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About Palouse Habitat for Humanity

Palouse Habitat for Humanity is the local affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International, and has been building simple, decent, affordable housing in Latah and Whitman counties since 1992.  Its mission is to serve our neighbors in need by helping eliminate poverty housing on the Palouse and worldwide.  Palouse Habitat just completed its 19th home and will start construction on Home #20 this spring in Uniontown. Habitat homes are built with volunteer labor and help from the future homeowner.  Habitat homeowners are selected based on need, willingness to help build the home (including up to 400 hours of “sweat equity”), and specific income criteria including the financial ability to purchase the home from Palouse Habitat after completing their partnership requirements.