Funding supports neighborhood revitalization on the Eastside of Wilmington
WILMINGTON, DE – November 30, 2022– Through the Wells Fargo Builds program, Habitat for Humanity of New Castle County (HFHNCC) received a $35,000 grant to support low-income families by building affordable homes, providing critical repairs to preserve homeownership and organizing neighborhood revitalization projects. HFHNCC is one of more than 230 Habitat for Humanity affiliates awarded a grant from the Wells Fargo Foundation as part of its nationwide initiative to help create more than 350 affordable homes across the U.S.
This month, Wells Fargo employees volunteered on the Eastside of Wilmington to clean up area parks and parking lots and installed: 31 smoke detectors, 33 ring doorbells, 32 motion detector lights, and 36 flower boxes.
“As homeownership remains out of reach for too many families, we’re proud of our long-standing work with Habitat for Humanity – both here in New Castle and nationally – to increase the supply of affordable homes,” said Stephen Briggs, Vice President of Community Relations for Wells Fargo. “Volunteering with Habitat has always been a huge source of pride for our employees, and we’re excited to put on our hard hats to help families start a new journey in their lives as homeowners – a key part to building intergenerational wealth.”
[read the full Wells Fargo press release]