Gloucester County Habitat and Wells Fargo building affordable home in Glassboro




Megan Varrell
Gloucester County Habitat for Humanity
Tel: 856-256-9400 x105   Cell: 856-371-4764

Gloucester County Habitat for Humanity and Wells Fargo building affordable home in Glassboro

PITMAN, NJ  (November 6, 2020) – The Wells Fargo Foundation has awarded Gloucester County Habitat for Humanity with a $15,000 grant to build an affordable home in Glassboro, New Jersey. The funding is part of an $8.1 million donation to Habitat for Humanity International for capacity building and direct mission support to build, renovate and repair more than 350 affordable homes across the United States.  The grant is provided through Wells Fargo Builds and is part of the Wells Fargo Foundation’s $1 billion philanthropic commitment to create more housing affordability solutions by 2025.

The grant will support the construction of Gloucester County Habitat’s 50th home in Glassboro. Our partner family consists of a single mother to a 15-year-old son, currently living in Woodbury.

“We have a rich history of working with Gloucester County Habitat to strengthen our neighborhoods through philanthropy and volunteerism,” said John Zimmerman, Wells Fargo Southern New Jersey Region Bank President. “Having safe and stable housing enables people to focus on building and improving all aspects of their lives.  Our relationship with Habitat allows us to provide homes to those in need – and highlights how housing affordability is both an economic and humanitarian crisis that’s taking a toll on many people.”

Wells Fargo Builds provides philanthropic financial assistance from the Wells Fargo Foundation to support the construction, renovation, painting or repairing of homes with low-to-moderate income households. In 2019 alone, Wells Fargo employees volunteered more than 1.9 million hours of service to strengthen their communities, including building, repairing, and improving 674 homes across the U.S. with several organizations through Wells Fargo Builds.

Tony Isabella, the executive director of Gloucester County Habitat, expressed his appreciation by saying, “The partnership between Wells Fargo and Habitat for Humanity has been invaluable in advancing our mission to transform neighborhoods and lives. We cannot thank Wells Fargo enough for their commitment to support Gloucester County Habitat by consistently investing both financial resources and volunteers for homeowner empowerment initiatives.”

 About Gloucester County Habitat for Humanity:

Since 1986, Gloucester County Habitat for Humanity has continued its mission to provide quality housing to those in need. Habitat serves Gloucester County’s residents by providing low to moderate income families with the opportunity to purchase safe, decent and affordable homes.