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Grant Supports Technology Upgrades at Low-Income Communities

Christiansburg, Va. – Community Housing Partners (CHP) is pleased to announce the receipt of a $9,000 grant from Wells Fargo on July 26. The funds will be used by CHP to provide educational materials and programs to low-income communities in Virginia: Blue Ridge Commons in Charlottesville and Dolly Ann Apartments in Covington.

“We are extremely grateful for Wells Fargo’s contribution, with which CHP has been able to purchase much-needed computers, printers, and educational games for the community centers at these multifamily properties,” said CHP’s Resident Services Director Angie Roberts-Dobbins.

CHP provides resident services programming in 30 communities across the southeast as part of its commitment to neighborhood development and sustainability. “Our resident services help make our neighborhoods safer, higher quality places to live and provide residents with the skills they need to be successful,” explained CHP’s Director of Corporate Development Kimberly Strahm.

Over 730 individuals combined live at Blue Ridge Commons and Dolly Ann Apartments, with a significant percentage of the populations being children. “We have a tremendous amount of after-school program participation, as well as adult job seekers, individuals seeking their GED, and residents with a primary language other than English needing translation services. This places a high demand on the computer labs in our community centers, so being able to improve our technology has been a tremendous asset to these communities,” added Roberts-Dobbins.

“Wells Fargo is proud to support the great work being done by Community Housing Partners in our community,” said Sabryna Hodges, Wells Fargo district manager. “We are committed to helping communities grow and thrive. This grant gives local Virginia Section 8 communities the opportunity to fulfill the dreams of their residents, and helps stabilize the neighborhoods and stimulate long-term economic growth.”

About Wells Fargo
Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC) is a nationwide, diversified, community-based financial services company with $1.3 trillion in assets. Founded in 1852 and headquartered in San Francisco, Wells Fargo provides banking, insurance, investments, mortgage, and consumer and commercial finance through more than 9,000 stores, 12,000 ATMs, the Internet (wellsfargo.com), and has offices in more than 35 countries to support the bank’s customers who conduct business in the global economy. With approximately 265,000 full-time equivalent team members, Wells Fargo serves one in three households in United States. Wells Fargo & Company was ranked No. 26 on Fortune’s 2012 rankings of America’s largest corporations. Wells Fargo’s vision is to satisfy all our customers’ financial needs and help them succeed financially.