MOUNTAIN VIEW April 18, 2019 — Wells Fargo donated a home in Mountain View to Military Warriors Support Foundation for Army veteran Sam Whitman and his family on April 12.
Following a ceremony where Wells Fargo’s Lyman branch manager, Sherri Bluemel, presented the key, the family walked inside their newly renovated home for the first time.
Sam Whitman grew up in North Carolina and served in the Army from 2006 to 2015. He completed three deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan, and then served as a recruiter at Fort Jackson. Sam received numerous awards for his service, including the Combat Infantry Badge, multiple Army Commendation Medals and Army Achievement Medal. Sam and his family raise long-coat Czech German shepherds to donate to veterans who need service dogs. They moved to Mountain View from Charlotte, N.C., and are looking forward to having the space to continue raising dogs so they can pay it forward to other veterans.
Wells Fargo donates homes to Military Warriors Support Foundation for use in its Homes4WoundedHeroes program, which awards mortgage-free homes and three years of family and financial mentoring to assist combat-wounded veterans and Gold Star spouses in their transition from the military to civilian life.
Since 2010, Military Warriors Support Foundation has awarded over 840 mortgage-free homes through their Homes4WoundedHeroes program, and has assisted combat-wounded veterans, Gold Star spouses and their families in paying off over $20 million in debt through mentorship.
Since 2012, Wells Fargo has donated more than 350 homes, valued at over $55 million, for veterans in all 50 states. Overall, the company has donated more than $130 million since 2012 to support military service members, veterans and their families through sustainable housing initiatives, financial education and career transition. Learn more at stories.wf.com/military.