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American Red Cross receives $100,000 Wells Fargo donation to support California wildfire emergency relief efforts

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Sacramento, CALIF., July 27, 2017 – In response to the devastating Detwiler Fire in Mariposa County and other wildfires throughout California, Wells Fargo & Company today announced it will donate $100,000 to the American Red Cross’ California Wildfire relief efforts.

The funds will support relief and recovery assistance to residents and communities affected by the fires, specifically those in Mariposa County.

"Our hearts go out to Mariposa residents and local business owners whose homes or businesses have been lost, damaged or threatened by the Detwiler fire," said David Galasso, Lead Region President for Wells Fargo’s Greater California Region. "This $100,000 donation will help alleviate some financial burden and allow the American Red Cross to continue to provide relief to first responders and those impacted by the fire."

"The American Red Cross is grateful to have such a strong and generous community advocate in Wells Fargo. This donation will go a long way to alleviate the suffering of those affected by the wildfire," said Gary Strong, CEO of American Red Cross Gold Country Region.

In addition to its corporate contribution, Wells Fargo customers may donate to the American Red Cross’ wildfire relief efforts at Wells Fargo ATMs throughout California, now through August 7. Wells Fargo customers will not be charged a fee for using this service, and 100-percent of the donations will be provided to the American Red Cross.

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. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org or cruzrojaamericana.org, or visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.