WASHINGTON, June 15, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Wells Fargo employees are celebrating LGBT Pride month in a very special way: by volunteering with Habitat for Humanity of Washington, D.C. (DC Habitat) on Thursday, June 16 as part of DC Habitat's annual Rainbow Build. Members of Wells Fargo's PRIDE Team Member Network, an employee affinity group, will be completing landscaping and small construction projects in the Ivy City neighborhood of Northeast DC, where DC Habitat has been building affordable homes since 2010.
Now in its third year, Rainbow Build celebrates D.C.'s diversity by bringing groups together to build a Habitat home and raising awareness for the cause of affordable housing, particularly as it related to LGBTQ and other social justice issues. Habitat for Humanity believes that everyone deserves a decent place to live, and that housing equality is an issue of social and economic justice for all people. Through Rainbow Build, DC Habitat aims to create a unified alliance between the LGBTQ organizations of D.C. in order to work together to build a more affordable city.
Community engagement isn't new for Wells Fargo; the company is a longtime supporter of DC Habitat that provides crucial financial support and rallies employees to get their hands dirty on DC Habitat build sites. Last June, team members participated in the second annual Rainbow Build, and Wells Fargo expanded this year's sponsorship to include three additional theme builds to be held throughout 2016. Wells Fargo was also a major sponsor of DC Habitat's 25th Anniversary Event in November of 2014 and helped to fund development of 11 recently completed homes in Ivy City through a Priority Markets Grant.
"Wells Fargo is a highly valued partner that cares deeply about supporting our affordable housing mission here in the District," said Susanne V. Slater, President and CEO of DC Habitat. "We're especially excited to be teaming up with them for this year's Rainbow Build and pleased to celebrate Pride Month with them by investing in the community!"
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Habitat for Humanity of Washington, D.C. believes that everyone deserves a house they want to call home. That's why we work to eliminate poverty housing and homelessness in the nation's capital by building affordable, energy-efficient homes for working families.
CONTACT: Maria Mastorakos
Habitat for Humanity of Washington, D.C.
(202) 882-4600, ext. 233
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