Did you know that over the past six years Wells Fargo has given more than $1.5 million to nonprofit groups in Georgia through its “Days of Giving” campaign? On Oct. 29, we at Simple Needs GA (SNGA) were honored to receive a $1,000 grant from the bank at a celebration in Marietta. All told, the bank’s team members recognized some 240 other groups across metro Atlanta as part of the program.

Wells Fargo Area President Jim Lawrence led the ceremony. “To some a $1,000 grant may seem small, but we know each of these great groups will be able to make a huge difference with this,” he said. “And collectively this will have a major impact in our community.”

Brenda Rhodes (left) and Michelle Lee

Through the program, Wells Fargo branch managers nominate nonprofits in their communities. Michelle Lee, manager of the West Marietta branch at 761 Powder Springs St. Marietta, GA, nominated SNGA after reading about our work online.

When I got the call from Michelle, I was so excited. We can’t thank Michelle and Wells Fargo enough for making us a part of this program!

Wells Fargo’s Days of Giving benefits thousands of people across the United States, Michelle noted. “Our branch managers look to recognize local groups that are strong on community involvement,” she said. “Sometimes we even build longer-term relationships with these groups. For example, my team is now eager to come out and do some volunteer work with SNGA.”

A big thanks to Wells Fargo for supporting untold thousands of people in need over the past six years!

–Brenda Rhodes

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