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Wells Fargo employees help a disabled vet prepare for home inspection

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YAKIMA, WA - Everyone needs a little help sometimes, and Wells Fargo understands that - that's why on Tuesday they helped out a veteran in need.

Wells Fargo went above and beyond by helping a veteran who needs to pass an apartment inspection.

"Well, we're helping a vet by cleaning up his house," said Cristina Martinez, West Valley Branch Manager at Wells Fargo. "He's about to have an inspection so we want to make sure that we are able to get that ready for him."

Paul Newman, a disabled veteran, has been living in these Next Step Housing apartments for the past three years. This year is the first time he needs help tidying up his place for the yearly inspection he is about to have.

"I appreciate it because I can't walk," Newman admitted. "It's hard to get around; it's really hard to get around just in a wheelchair."

Wells Fargo says they try to help their community as much as they can. They have donated $58,000 to Next Step Housing over the past 15 years and even have a veterans network team to help as many vets as they can in the state of Washington.

Wells Fargo employees say they appreciate working for a company that gives them the opportunity to give back.

"We just never know what happens tomorrow," said Martinez. "So if this family needs a helping hand today and we need a helping hand tomorrow, hopefully we'll be blessed in the same way."

Newman tells us he is thankful for the help he received today because he was worried about not passing the upcoming inspection he has. He also thanks Next Step Housing for everything they have done for him.

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