LOS ANGELES,–(HISPANIC PR WIRE)–October 27, 2003–Wells Fargo & Company said today it will contribute $250,000 to the American Red Cross disaster relief fund to assist victims of the Southern California wild fires that have affected Ventura, Los Angeles, San Bernardino, Riverside and San Diego Counties.
“The fires raging throughout Southern California, from Ventura down to San Diego, have destroyed hundreds of homes and taken at least a dozen lives,” said Laura Schulte, Wells Fargo regional president for California, Nevada and the Mexican Border community bank. “Wells Fargo wants to provide as much help and support as we can for our neighbors, our customers and our own team members who have been directly affected by this devastating disaster.”
Wells Fargo has a total of 346 stores in the impacted areas of Southern California. All of its stores in Los Angeles, Ventura, Santa Barbara and San Bernardino Counties are open today. In San Diego County, a dozen stores are closed due to their proximity to the fires.
Wells Fargo & Company is a diversified financial services company with $391 billion in assets, providing banking, insurance, investments, mortgage and consumer finance from more than 5,900 stores and the Internet (wellsfargo.com) across North America and elsewhere internationally. Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. is the only “Aaa”-rated bank in the United States.
Mary Trigg, 213-253-7198
Chuck Lemoine, 858-622-6908