Additionally, for the second year, Wells Fargo was a major supporter of the Diwali celebration in Times Square in New York City on Sept. 20. Other Diwali events Wells Fargo will be supporting across the country this year include the Diwali Mela in Pleasanton, Calif. and a Bollywood Movie Night Out in seven cities, including Washington D.C., Houston, Dallas, Los Angeles, New York, New Jersey and the Bay Area. “At Wells Fargo, we’re committed to supporting the diverse communities where our customers live and work,” said Sandy Walia, Wells Fargo’s Greater San Gabriel Area President.“We are looking forward to celebrating Diwali with our customers and team members at events in Los Angeles, and online with #DiwaliSmiles. We’re thrilled to be partnering with Operation Smile to help make such a meaningful impact on the lives of children and young adults in India.”
Wells Fargo knows that many families send money to loved ones in India to celebrate Diwali, and the company offers a $0 transfer fee for ExpressSend®customers sending more than $500 to India from an eligible Wells Fargo account. Also, new ExpressSend® customers with an eligible Wells Fargo account receive a $0 transfer fee on their first transfer when they sign up and send money from their account by December 31, 2014. Wells Fargo has continuously contributed to local communities since the company’s inception in 1852. In 2013, Wells Fargo invested a record $275.5 million in 18,500 nonprofits, educational programs, and schools, including to organizations specifically serving the Asian community. In 2012, The Chronicle of Philanthropy named Wells Fargo the #1 corporate donor in the United States. For more info visit www.wellsfargo.com/diwalismiles.