December 2004

PSHH Press Contacts:
Chris Davis / Sarah Bockhold

Wells Fargo Bank Contact:
Julie Campbell

--Media Advisory--

Wells Fargo Bank Volunteers Show Holiday Spirit Helping Low Income Families Build Homes

Families at Peoples' Self-Help Housing Cottonwood Homes in San Miguel get Holiday Help

Who: 30-40 Wells Fargo Bank volunteers will roll up their sleeves this Saturday to assist 10 families, who are building their own homes in San Miguel. The development, Cottonwood Homes, is sponsored by Peoples' Self-Help Housing, and will consist of 46 homes, when completed. This first group of 10 families will truly experience a Merry Christmas as their dream of home ownership comes true right before the holidays. Volunteers include Wells Fargo Bank staff and their families and friends, as well as Peoples' Self-Help owner builder families and staff.

What: The volunteers will work on different tasks with families including installation of the landscape irrigation and plants. Wells Fargo will provide lunch for the 10 families and PSH staff.

When: Saturday, December 11, from 9am-2 pm.

Where: Direction to Site: From either north or south, take the 10th Street exit in San Miguel. Go east on 10th Street until you dead end onto Mission Street. Turn left on Mission Street to River Road (equivalent of 14th Street if you are counting streets). Turn right onto River Road. Turn left on Rio Vista Place. Group meets near the intersection of RioVista Place and Camino Del Sol.

Wells Fargo Bank has been a generous supporter of Peoples' Self Help Housing and made a commitment of $50,000 to the affordable housing organization in 2004.

Peoples' Self-Help Housing is an award winning non-profit organization with over 30 years of experience developing housing for low-income and special needs households on California's Central Coast (Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo, and Ventura Counties). PSHH also provides assistance in the design and implementation of community development programs for numerous cities, counties and community groups.