(Whippany, NJ , October 12, 2017) – Mendham Fire Department was awarded a $1,000 grant on October 12, by Wells Fargo Foundation to support the organization’s mission of fire suppression, prevention and education in the Borough of Mendham. The community event was hosted by Wells Fargo’s newly selected region bank presidents, Greg White and AZ Abdulghani, at the East Hanover Marriott in Whippany.
“We truly appreciate Wells Fargo’s support,” said Joe Eible, President, Mendham Fire Department. “We will use this grant to help fund our efforts in recruiting new members to our Department.”
“We host this annual breakfast to celebrate, recognize and say thank you to community heroes such as the Mendham Fire Department for all of their invaluable contributions and dedicated service to empower northern New Jersey neighborhoods over the past year,” said Greg White, Wells Fargo’s Northern New Jersey region bank president.
The grant was awarded as part of Wells Fargo’s Community Connections program, which provides local branch managers the opportunity to make a $1,000 charitable contribution on behalf of Wells Fargo to a nonprofit of their choice.
Wells Fargo branches distributed a total of $130,000 in grants to support nonprofit groups serving the northern New Jersey area.
“Each nonprofit grant recipient was identified by our local branches,” said AZ Abdulghani, Wells Fargo’s Gateway region bank president. “They see which nonprofits are out in the community making a difference in the areas where many team members and customers are proud to live and work.”
The annual Community Connections program offers Wells Fargo branch managers the opportunity to provide additional grants to local nonprofits of their choice in New Jersey, Connecticut, Delaware, New York and Pennsylvania.
“Many of our Wells Fargo team members also volunteer or are impacted by the Mendham Fire Department in some way,” said Dennis Monaco, Wells Fargo-Mendham’s Branch Manager. “We’re proud to help the nonprofits serve our communities wherever we can.”
In the Photo: Pictured left to right: are Wells Fargo Northern New Jersey’s Region Bank President Greg White; Paul Ferrara, Treasurer, Mendham Fire Department; Branch Manager Dennis Monaco; Mid Morris District Manager Ana Matos.
About Mendham Fire Department
Mendham Fire Department has been serving the Mendhams since 1905. Its membership has always been, and still is, comprised of volunteers from the community. Serving and protecting roughly 5,000 people living in an area of six square miles, the department responds to an average of 250 calls per year. For more information or to join, visit mendhamfd.org.
About Wells Fargo
Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC) is a diversified, community-based financial services company with $1.9 trillion in assets. Wells Fargo’s vision is to satisfy our customers’ financial needs and help them succeed financially. Founded in 1852 and headquartered in San Francisco, Wells Fargo provides banking, insurance, investments, mortgage, and consumer and commercial finance through more than 8,500 locations, 13,000 ATMs, the internet (wellsfargo.com) and mobile banking, and has offices in 42 countries and territories to support customers who conduct business in the global economy. With approximately 271,000 team members, Wells Fargo serves one in three households in the United States. Wells Fargo & Company was ranked No. 25 on Fortune’s 2017 rankings of America’s largest corporations. News, insights and perspectives from Wells Fargo are also available at Wells Fargo Stories.