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Wells Fargo supports local programs during "Days of Giving" event

(L-R): Derrick Tyler with Wells Fargo  stands with Jim Killman with ALCOVY CASA, Carol Wyre with The Boys and Girls Club of Metro Atlanta, Paul Dailey with Project Renewal Domestic Violence Intervention Program and Bob Stansfield with Newton County Foundation for Educational Excellence during the Wells Fargo "Days of Giving" event held at Clayton State University in Morrow.

(L-R): Derrick Tyler with Wells Fargo stands with Jim Killman with ALCOVY CASA, Carol Wyre with The Boys and Girls Club of Metro Atlanta, Paul Dailey with Project Renewal Domestic Violence Intervention Program and Bob Stansfield with Newton County Foundation for Educational Excellence during the Wells Fargo "Days of Giving" event held at Clayton State University in Morrow.

MORROW — Wells Fargo team members chose two Rockdale and two Newton county non-profit groups for $1,000 grants in the third year of the Days of Giving program in Atlanta.

The Barksdale Boys and Girls Clubs of Conyers, Project Renewal Domestic Violence Intervention Program, Alcovy CASA and the Newton County Foundation for Educational Excellence accepted the grant awards recently at a gathering at Clayton State University in Morrow.

The bank also announced that its Atlanta team members had pledged or given $937,000 through its annual United Way and Community Support campaign – 10 percent more than last year. Wells Fargo is also making a $600,000 corporate contribution to the United Way of Metropolitan Atlanta.

In the Days of Giving celebration, team members in the company’s almost 200 bank stores in Atlanta, along with those in other business lines, selected and recognized groups that were delivering important services in their local areas.

The donations to the groups are being distributed at five community breakfasts across Atlanta. Wells Fargo launched the annual initiative in the fall of 2009.

A total of 47 groups were honored today at a breakfast at Clayton State University in the Student Activities Center.

“We are happy to reach so many groups and people like this,” said Chad Gregory, Wells Fargo’s community bank president for South Atlanta.

“Wells Fargo has a long proud history of community involvement and local decision making,” said Chanda Moran, business banking area manager. “Days of Giving is the ideal representation of that and we look forward to celebrating our communities in this way for years to come.”