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Wells Fargo pledges $35 million to military and veterans

military-veteransWells Fargo’s Worldwide Military Banking program offers standard loan and deposit products and the military service members receive valuable discounts, benefits, and other specialized offers for their service to our country. These are available to active and retired Armed Forces personnel, including guard/reserve, enlistees, ROTC students, and disabled veterans.

Benefits to servicemen

Worldwide Military Banking:
–Offers a checking package with benefits to meet the needs of our Armed Forces customers and their families.
–Customers do not need to close and re-open accounts if they are relocated or deployed.
–Customers have access to a full range of financial products and services 24 hours a day online at www.wellsfargo.com/military, or via phone at 1-800-TO-WELLS (869-3557).
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Wells Fargo Small Business Administration Lending offers Small Business Administration (SBA) loans which help veterans, members of the military community, and their spouses or widows establish or expand their small businesses. Call 1-800-545-0670 for more information.
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Military Mortgage Express®, a program within Wells Fargo Home Mortgage, offers a unique experience for the military customer. Military service members can receive special military financing programs when buying or re-financing their home. In addition, they may be eligible for preferred rates when responding to Permanent Change of Station orders. For more information, call 1-877-337-9405.

Wells Fargo will develop a community outreach program to develop relations with service member organizations and stakeholders to allow Wells Fargo to better understand and serve the needs of our service member community.

Recruiting military veterans
We are committed to hiring and retaining diverse team members, including service members, military veterans, and veterans with disabilities. Wells Fargo team members and recruiters attend job fairs for military veterans and recruit service members through talent resources such as military.com, the leading military recruiting website. In addition, our Veterans’ Team Member Network seeks additional agencies and organizations that both support our active duty team members and their families, as well as serve as resources for recruiting talent from
the branches of military service personnel.

Community involvement

Every year, Wells Fargo supports thousands of community and educational programs and nonprofit organizations through grants and volunteer activities. In 2010, Wells Fargo invested $219 million in 19,000 nonprofits. That’s $600,000 every single day to nonprofits supporting education, community development, human services and civic projects, many of which serve military personnel and veterans in our local markets. For example is Swords to plowshares. Since 2002, Wells Fargo has supported this San Francisco organization which provides counseling, employment training, housing, and legal assistance to homeless and low-income veterans in the Bay Area.
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United States Olympic Committee Paralympic Military Program

This program offers introductory Paralympic sports clinics for those with service-connected physical disabilities at military medical facilities and at summits hosted by U.S. Olympic Training Centers. Participants interact with Paralympic athletes, facilitating the return to physical activity and rebuilding healthy and productive lives. Wells Fargo is a coporate sponsor of several organizations including Operation Homefront, Warrior and Family Support Center, Navy League of the United States, Air Force Association, and Association of the United States Army. Leadership support is provided to the Chambers of Commerce, Recruiting Services, and veteran organizations.

Survivor services

In the event that our military men and women make the ultimate sacrifice, Wells Fargo is committed to providing support to the surviving loved ones. There is a specialized group within the Human Resources Service Center that provides individual assistance to survivors in order to help them through the death claim process. The number to call to reach this team is 1-877-479-3557, option 2, option 3, option 3, option 1.