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Wachovia Wells Fargo donation to help United Way

BILOXI, MS (WLOX) - The United Way's efforts to assist families impacted by the Gulf oil spill received a $25,000 boost from Wachovia, a Wells Fargo Company.

The Wachovia Wells Fargo Foundation announced Wednesday it is contributing $12,500 to the United Way of South Mississippi and $12,500 to the United Way for Jackson & George Counties, serving the Mississippi coast, to help those struggling as a result of the Gulf Coast oil spill.

"We are grateful to Wachovia for being one of the first companies to step forward to support families impacted by the oil spill in Mississippi," said Sue Suter, CEO of the United Way of South Mississippi.

"This generous contribution will go a long way in helping us respond to requests from our coastal residents," said Carolyn Moore, Chief Professional Officer of the United Way for Jackson & George Counties.

Both organizations will use these funds to address the immediate needs of the community.

"Our hearts go out to all our neighbors and customers who are facing setbacks due to the oil spill," said Leigh Collier, Community Bank President for Wachovia. "We know that those in need will receive excellent assistance from both of these organizations and we truly appreciate their efforts."

The Wachovia Wells Fargo Foundation announced grants totaling $75,000 to non-profit groups serving the Gulf Coast. The Community Foundation of South Alabama and the Greater Escambia Community Foundation in Pensacola will both receive $25,000.

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