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Cumming Home Ministries receives a $1,000 grant from Wells Fargo as part of volunteer recognition award; David Allen recognized for his volunteer service

David Allen
David Allen
David Allen of Wells Fargo has been recognized by Wells Fargo for his contributions to the local community, specifically for his volunteer service to Cumming Home Ministries.  Along with receiving a volunteer service award from the bank, Allen also won $1,000 for the non-profit, which provides transitional housing for homeless men across Forsyth County.

“I’m honored to receive this award from Wells Fargo and I’m thrilled that it comes with $1,000 for Cumming Home Ministries,” said Allen.

Allen serves on the board of directors and has been volunteering with Cumming Home Ministries since it began in 2011.  He serves in a variety of ways, including working with the residents, building the homes and operating the organization’s thrift store whose proceeds go directly to help fund the organization.

The $1,000 contribution accompanying Allen’s award played a role in allowing the non-profit to sign a lease on a new, larger building in a prime location on Canton Highway. This will increase visibility for Cumming Home Ministries and will allow the group to offer more services to the community.  The thrift store will move to the new location and expects to open there later this month.

With only one full time staff member, Cumming Home Ministries is nearly 100% volunteer operated.  They run two homes that house a dozen men between them and a third home is under construction.  The group also provides meals to the community and recently purchased a truck that will help them pick up and distribute food to those in need.


 
“David works tirelessly to support the mission of Cumming Home Ministries,” said Jan Koolhaas, volunteer and secretary of the organization.  “This ministry would not be where it is today if it wasn’t for David’s passion.  He is very deserving of this honor and we are so grateful for Wells Fargo’s gift of $1,000.”

This is not the first time Allen has been recognized by Wells Fargo for his service in the community.  In 2012, he was named Volunteer of the Year by the Atlanta chapter of Wells Fargo Volunteers.

In its 35th year, the Wells Fargo Volunteer Service Award program continues to recognize and reward team members’ volunteer efforts with contributions from Wells Fargo to the nonprofit where they volunteer. In 2013, 197 team members from around the world, including Allen, were awarded more than $500,000 for their organizations.

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