How About Some Good News from a Bank? Wells Fargo will Award Habitat up to $250,000 but we need your Vote!

Wells Fargo is hosting a contest online called Someday Stories and we stand to benefit to the tune of $250,000! All you have to do is:
And you're done! Thanks!

Here's more about the contest:


Now Angelenos can help Local Affiliate by Voting Online – No Hardhat Required

Los Angeles, CA – October 8, 2008:
Habitat for Humanity has been selected as one of three causes to benefit from the Wells Fargo Someday Stories contest with a guaranteed award of $50,000. Wells Fargo asked the public to submit their dreams and describe how Wells Fargo prize money would help them achieve it. They received 10,000 entries and narrowed it down to five finalists. Habitat of Greater Los Angeles is encouraging all Angelenos to visit now through November 10th to vote for a Someday Stories finalist and select Habitat for Humanity as their favorite cause. The organization will distribute its award money among the three affiliates whose supporters generate the most votes, as tracked by zip code entry. To ensure Habitat of Greater Los Angeles receives credit, the zip code 90248 should be entered.

Wells Fargo will award the Someday Stories finalist receiving the most votes with $100,000 to follow their dream. Each finalist has already received $10,000 and this opportunity to share their dream on the Wells Fargo Someday Stories website. Along with finalist videos, there are videos from each charitable cause. Habitat for Humanity shares stories of children who have both benefited from and been inspired by living in a Habitat for Humanity home. The cause receiving the most votes will be awarded $250,000, second place will receive $150,000 and third place will receive $50,000.

Habitat of Greater Los Angeles President/CEO Erin Rank says, “There’s never been an easier way to help the community,” adding, “simply by clicking online, you have the power to change lives in the community. We urge all Angelenos to participate by entering our 90248 zip code, voting and telling a friend.”

Los Angeles is currently ranked last in the United States in housing affordability. Since 1990, Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles has partnered with families earning 30-80% of the median income to achieve homeownership. Habitat partner families are required to invest a minimum of 500 hours of “sweat equity” to help build their home; qualify for a zero-interest mortgage and demonstrate the greatest need.

HABITAT FOR HUMANITY OF GREATER LOS ANGELES strives to eliminate poverty housing through advocacy, education and partnership with families in need to build simple, decent affordable housing. Since 1990, HFH GLA has built more than 230 homes, transforming the lives of hundreds of individuals. For more information, visit
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For more information regarding this topic, please call Jo-An Turman at Habitat for Humanity 310-323-4663 ext. 121 or Angela Moore at Starfish P.R. 310.429.8868 or email

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