Over 53,000 of our Los Angeles County neighbors are living without a home.
With the hustle and bustle of our community, it’s important to recognize when an organization champions our most vulnerable neighbors experiencing homelessness.
In addition to our numerous nonprofit and public agency partners, there are companies, like Wells Fargo, who care to make a difference. A dedicated partner, Wells Fargo has continued to show up to help our homeless neighbors throughout Los Angeles County.
Recently, Wells Fargo joined United Way of Greater Los Angeles and other incredible partners for the Grand Opening of the 127th Street and El Segundo supportive housing apartments in Los Angeles. These apartments are the new homes of neighbors who have been experiencing homelessness and provide resources to help them transition into housing.
Leaders across sectors united in support, including Los Angeles County Board Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas, Los Angeles City Mayor Eric Garcetti, Los Angeles City Councilmember Joe Buscaino, and nonprofit corporate partners.
In addition to Wells Fargo’s philanthropic contribution, their employees join us in welcoming the residents of 127th Street and El Segundo buildings home with move-in supplies, linens, beds, mattresses, and other basic needs. Many people don’t realize that resources like these are deeply important in helping a formerly homeless neighbor make the challenging transition back into housing.
“At Wells Fargo we say we’re only as strong as the communities we serve,” said Gregg Sherkin, Vice President, Corporate Philanthropy and Community Relations at Wells Fargo. “I just want to thank United Way for the tremendous leadership that they are showing through their Everyone In initiative...Whatever we need to do to support each other to get there, Wells Fargo is committed to helping [United Way] do that.”
United Way of Greater Los Angeles is grateful for the participation of Wells Fargo and its employees at the Grand Opening, and through its continued support for our mission.
“Today is just one example of how together we’re keeping the momentum going and ending homelessness in Los Angeles for good,” said Elise Buik, President and CEO of United Way of Greater Los Angeles.
Check out this video to get a glimpse of the event and hear more from Wells Fargo.