Wells Fargo and Honolulu Habitat for Humanity have a rich history of working together to strengthen the resiliency of our community and building a brighter future for Hawaii.
Last month, Wells Fargo affirmed its commitment to increase housing affordability on Oahu with a $15,000 donation to Honolulu Habitat.
At a time when working families are fighting to keep a roof over their head, the continued support of partners like Wells Fargo is critical to our mission.
When the community succeeds, we all succeed.
“When the community succeeds, we all succeed,” said Katie Rollyson, Wells Fargo Social Impact & Sustainability. “We are in this together. So when we see a need it’s important to step-up and step-in. By collaborating with organizations like Habitat in Hawaii, we know there is an opportunity to help Hawaii residents build or improve a place they can call home.”
The funding will be used to help build a single-family home in Papakolea. The 6-bedroom, 2.5-bathroom house is expected to be completed later this year and will be home to three generations of the Kalaluhi family.
“Our mission to address the need for affordable housing on Oahu is challenging. We welcome partners like Wells Fargo who not only provide support for our work but compassion for the communities we serve,” said Jim Murphy, Executive Director of Honolulu Habitat for Humanity.
Part of what makes Wells Fargo’s philanthropy program so robust is a boots-on-the-ground approach to increasing community impact. In June 2019, 13 Wells Fargo employees worked side-by-side with the Waite family in Waimanalo to help build their Habitat home. Since 2012, Wells Fargo has donated $80,000 in support of various builds.
Later in 2021 Wells Fargo employees will once again join Habitat on the build site.
This grant is part of a $7.75 million donation Wells Fargo is making to Habitat for Humanity International through Wells Fargo Builds, an initiative that provides philanthropic financial support and volunteerism to create sustainable affordable housing. More than 340 homes will be constructed or repaired with Habitat in over 40 states through the initiative this year. Wells Fargo Builds is part of Wells Fargo’s $1 billion philanthropic commitment to create more housing affordability solutions by 2025.