Companies Make Big Pledges to Hurricane Irma Relief Efforts
Wells Fargo has announced that it is donating $1.1 million to support Hurricane Irma relief efforts in Florida and the Caribbean.
The company’s donation includes $500,000 to the American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund, $500,000 to local nonprofits focused on relief efforts in the immediate future, and $100,000 to International Medical Corps as that organization engages in relief efforts in the Caribbean.
Wells Fargo will provide payment relief for the next 90 days on credit cards, student loans, auto loans, home mortgage, home equity and retail small business loans and lines of credit in FEMA declared areas.
There will be no negative credit reporting for those customers who receive payment relief. Impacted customers who are not in a FEMA declared area are also able to receive similar benefits by contacting Wells Fargo.
The bank is also proactively waiving or refunding fees for impacted consumers in FEMA declared areas; this includes late fees and debit card over-the counter cash disbursement fees, and our ATM fees for using non-Wells Fargo ATMs.
From September 12 through September 25, Wells Fargo customers nationwide who wish to support American Red Cross hurricane relief efforts may do so by using any Wells Fargo ATM in the U.S. and selecting the option to donate, and by redeeming any amount of available Go Far® Rewards for donation. Go Far Rewards customers can access their rewards account at GoFarRewards.wf.com or by calling the service center at 877-517-1358.
Walmart Willing to Pledge $10 Million
Walmart has also joined the cause, committing up to $10 million in support of Hurricane Irma relief efforts.
Local Walmarts in the CSRA will match customer donations two-to-one with cash and product donations of up to $10 million to support American Red Cross disaster-response efforts.
These donations will help those impacted by hurricanes by providing shelter, food, comfort and emergency assistance.
Also, U-Haul Companies in South Carolina are offering 30 days of free self-storage and U-Box storage container usage to residents who have been affected by the flooding associated with Hurricane Irma.