The Wells Fargo Foundation has donated $40,000 to NeighborWorks Great Falls in honor of their 40th Anniversary. NeighborWorks Great Falls will celebrate 40 years in the Great Falls community beginning in January of 2020. The Wells Fargo Foundation has supported the mission of NeighborWorks Great Falls stemming back to their inception in 1980. Wells Fargo has a long legacy of serving and supporting communities. The company, through its business and the Wells Fargo Foundation, uses its resources and expertise to solve complex societal problems and pave a path to stability and financial success for under-served communities.
Contributions made to NeighborWorks Great Falls allow for affordable housing opportunities and community revitalization to remain at their forefront. In the last 40 years NeighborWorks Great Falls, (formerly Neighborhood Housing Services), has created thousands of homeowners through education, down payment assistance and homeownership counseling. Their core focus of improving the community has allowed them to demolish over 500 blighted properties and build hundreds of new homes in otherwise uninvested areas. Joy Ott, Regional President for Wells Fargo commented, "Every day, we challenge ourselves to solve complex problems with a focus on social, economic and environmental priorities," said Wells Fargo Montana Region Bank President Joy Ott. "Our collaboration with NeighborWorks Great Falls started in 1980. Together, we focus on affordable housing, homebuyer education and counseling, while supporting various lending programs to give Montanans an opportunity to live in a home where they can succeed."
NeighborWorks Great Falls Executive Director, Sherrie Arey stated, “We are grateful to Wells Fargo for investing in our mission, our community and in our 40 year celebration. This is a gift for today and an investment in our future as we look towards our next 40 years of service to the Great Falls community.”