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Wells Fargo joins American Red Cross Grand Canyon Chapter in aiding disaster victims

Chapter joins Wells Fargo to raise funds for Sandy

PHOENIX (Nov. 8, 2012) – Wells Fargo & Company is again joining forces this week with the American Red Cross Grand Canyon Chapter to make comfort kits for people impacted by disasters.

The third annual “Day of Service” for the Government and Institutional Banking division of Wells Fargo will be held Thursday, Nov. 8, with a packing event from 11 a.m. to noon at a Wells Fargo at 100 W. Washington St., Phoenix, AZ 85003. Last year’s event produced nearly 4,000 comfort kits for the Red Cross in 14 communities, with deodorant, disposable razors, facial tissues, liquid soap, lotion, plastic combs, shampoo, shaving cream, toothbrushes, toothpaste and washcloths in drawstring bags. This year, following the devastation caused by Hurricane Sandy, Wells Fargo employees have a goal of packing 5,000 kits nationwide for the Red Cross, with 250 in Phoenix.

“Every day, the Red Cross responds to more than 200 disasters across the country, including hurricanes, tornadoes, earthquakes, wildfires, home fires and floods – some right here in our neighborhoods,” Grand Canyon Chapter Emergency Services Director Dan Curtiss said. “Partners like Wells Fargo help the Red Cross fulfill its disaster response mission. We appreciate their support.”

About the American Red Cross:

The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation’s blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. It’s a nonprofit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. The Grand Canyon Chapter, established in 1916, re-chartered in 1999 and expanded in 2003, ranks as the fifth-largest chapter nationally, serving the more than 5.1 million people in Apache, Coconino, Gila, La Paz, Maricopa, Mohave, Navajo, Pinal, Yavapai and Yuma counties. For more information on the Grand Canyon Chapter, please visit, like us on Facebook at or follow us on Twitter under the handle @RedCrossGCC.