The United Way Tar River Region recently was awarded $3,000 from the Wells Fargo Community Needs Grant program. From left are Larry Chewning, Craig Worthy, Morris Hurt, Joyce Payne, Tim Freeman, Tem Meyers, Joe Warner and Ginny Mohrbutter.

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The United Way Tar River Region recently was awarded $3,000 from the Wells Fargo Community Needs Grant program. From left are Larry Chewning, Craig Worthy, Morris Hurt, Joyce Payne, Tim Freeman, Tem Meyers, Joe Warner and Ginny Mohrbutter.

Wells Fargo boosts United Way

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The United Way Tar River Region recently was awarded $3,000 from the Wells Fargo Community Needs Grant program.

The grant will help sustain United Way health and human service programs throughout Nash and Edgecombe counties.

“Community Investment is a part of our business model,” said Tem Meyers, marketpresident of Wells Fargo. “We are proud to support our community through United Way. This is a win-win opportunity. We believe in efforts towards improving the quality of life in the communities where we operate. And our investment in United Way efforts allows us to uphold our stance on local support.”

In 2013, The Chronicle of Philanthropy ranked Wells Fargo No. 1 as the Most Generous Cash Donor.

Ginny Mohrbutter, executive director of United Way, expressed gratitude to the Wells Fargo Board of Directors for their generosity.

United Way Tar River Region brings together people and resources to build a stronger community by raising $1.2 million each year, investing donations into local programs that are targeting pressing needs in our community, in partnership with 22 agencies, 40 health and human service programs, more than 500 volunteers and more than 10,000 donors who work to improve quality of life in the Twin Counties.

For more information, visit www.unitedwaytrr.org.