Rather than taking it easy on the first day of summer, Cartersville area volunteers didn’t let the heat stop them from serving their communities.
It was all part of Community Service Super Saturday, where hundreds of red-shirted Wells Fargo team members and friends welcomed summer in 23 cities across Georgia.
Ideal for June, which is National Homeownership Month, housing for those in need was a big focus. In Cartersville, volunteers built a retaining wall and did landscaping at a recently occupied Habitat for Humanity home, located at 23 Fairview Street. Wells Fargo presented Habitat for Humanity with $15,000 towards the project.
The home belongs to a single mom, her two children and their grandmother. The home is handicap accessible to meet the needs of the family.
In all, 29 volunteer activities occurred Saturday. Volunteers helped everyone from seniors to dogs and cats, serving at senior care centers, children’s organizations, food pantries, animal shelters and so much more.
Wells Fargo donated $120,000 to upgrade the housing situations of 12 families, either by building new homes or repairing existing ones. A majority of this work was done in partnership with Habitat for Humanity, which received $75,000 in all.
“We were determined to make our summer count – the heat didn’t keep us away,” said Jennifer Ray, district manager for Wells Fargo. “I can’t think of a better way to spend a Saturday than serving our communities alongside our co-workers and friends. We were honored to help in this way and we’re proud to support these non-profits that work hard to make a difference all year long.”
Five events are took place in Augusta and four in Columbus. In other cities, including Americus, Athens, Dalton, Macon, Rome, Savannah and others, volunteers showed their support at a single event.