Local Wells Fargo Employees Supporting Special Olympics


Jay Barrett/KMXT

Wells Fargo Bank in Alaska announced last week that it has raised $400,000 statewide for non-profit corporations. Stephanie Garrard is the contributions manager for Wells Fargo Alaska. She said here in Kodiak, employees raised $3,375 for Special Olympics, which was matched dollar-for-dollar by the company for a total of $6,750.

(Wells 1 21 sec "It is impressive. … their money in their community.")

She said the fundraising program is run in conjunction with the United Way:

(Wells 2 29 sec "Well, it is part of the … Special Olympics there in Kodiak.")

Garrard said that despite the economic downturn, Wells Fargo’s employee and company contributions went up this year:

(Wells 3 12 sec "In speaking with the … committed team members.")

Last year, Wells Fargo and its Kodiak employees raised $6,500 for new computers at the Kodiak Senior Center.

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