Ocean City, NJ – July 29, 2015 – The John R. Elliott HERO Campaign for Designated Drivers® was awarded a $1,000 grant on July 16th by Wells Fargo to support the organization’s mission of service to the community.
“At a time when donations from the public and private sectors are down due to the economy, we truly appreciate the support Wells Fargo has provided,” said Bill Elliott, founder and Chairman of the HERO Campaign. “We will use this grant to support our ongoing awareness efforts and programs to promote the use of a safe and sober designated driver.”
The grant was awarded as part of Wells Fargo’s Community Connections program, which provides local branch managers the opportunity to make a $1,000 charitable contribution on behalf of Wells Fargo to a nonprofit of their choice.
Wells Fargo branches in the Southern New Jersey region distributed a total of $50,000 in grants to support nonprofit groups – $1,000 for a nonprofit identified by each store manager.
“Our local branches work with nonprofits who make a difference in our community every day,” said Brenda Ross-Dulan, Wells Fargo’s Southern New Jersey region president. “We use this as an opportunity to celebrate and say thank you to the HERO Campaign for all of the value they have provided to our community over the past year.
The Community Connections program offers Wells Fargo store managers the opportunity to provide additional grants to local nonprofits of their choice in New Jersey, New York and Connecticut. A total of $140,000 in Community Connections grants is slated to be distributed throughout the month of July in Southern New Jersey.
“Many of our Wells Fargo team members also volunteer or are impacted by the HERO Campaign in some way,” said Robin Christy, Somers Point Branch Manager “We’re proud to help the HERO Campaign and other nonprofit organizations however we can.”