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Staff Report
7:16 am PST November 30, 2018

Wells Fargo has contributed $1.75 million to recovery and relief efforts for California’s recent wildfires, according to a Nov. 16 press release.

The Boys and Girls Club of Malibu received $25,000. Additional donations were made to: 3CORE, Inc. ($500,000); Adventist Health ($50,000); American Red Cross ($225,000); California Community Foundation Wildfire Relief Fund ($125,000); California Fire Foundation ($100,000); LAFD Foundation ($100,000); Salvation Army – Chico Corps ($100,000); United Way of Northern California ($100,000); Ventura County Community Development Corporation ($100,000); Ventura County Community Foundation ($75,000); and Women Economic Ventures Community Development Financial Institution ($250,000).

The donation to the Adventist Health emergency fund is to provide direct assistance to 600 employees of Adventist Health Feather River Hospital who have lost their homes. Adventist Health is the largest employer in Paradise, which was severely impacted by the Camp Fire.

Wells Fargo customers in California can support wildfire relief efforts by making donations to the American Red Cross through Wells Fargo ATMs. Almost $81,000 had been collected as of Nov. 16. Go Far Rewards customers also had donated more than $8,000 through their rewards accounts.

Customers can visit any Wells Fargo ATM in California and select the option to donate. There is no fee, and 100 percent of contributions will be sent to the American Red Cross.

Go Far Rewards customers can access their rewards account at or by calling the service center at (877) 517-1358.

Customers experiencing hardship because of the wildfires can contact Wells Fargo Customer Support at the number on their credit card, debit card or statement to discuss their options. 

Business Briefs are compiled by Editor Lauren Coughlin,