Friday, September 18, 2015

Wells Fargo donates $50,000 for wildfire relief; stagecoach to appear in Saturday's big parade

By Julie Fogerson, Idaho Region communications

Wells Fargo is donating $50,000 to the American Red Cross for wildfire relief efforts in Idaho and Washington. Customers in both states were invited to contribute to funds via the ATM until Sept. 7.

“Wells Fargo is committed always to doing the right thing in the right way and this means helping our team members, friends and neighbors affected by these wildfires,” says Don Melendez, Idaho region president.

Adds Patrick Yalung, Washington region president, “Our hearts and help go out to those who have lost and those still in the path of the blazes. We are part of the communities affected, and we greatly appreciate everything the firefighters, first responders, volunteers and Red Cross are doing to help protect and support everyone impacted.”

Wells Fargo’s latest relief contribution continues its tradition of supporting team members, customers and communities after disasters, and giving communities who want to help a way to join in. 

Pictured: The Wells Fargo stage is making a special appearance in Orofino this weekend to escort Orofino Celebrations Inc. (OCI) Grand Marshal Gerri Lemmon through the OCI parade on Saturday. In an interview earlier this year Gerri had shared that a lifelong dream had been to ride the Wells Fargo Stage in the parade, wearing her gown from Hello Dolly! Imagine the surprise when unbeknownst to Gerri, her daughter Connie Robison was able to help her see her dream realized. No one will want to miss finding a spot on the parade route to welcome one of the town’s favorite entries. Clearwater County Fair and Lumberjack Days are this Thursday through Sunday.

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