Volunteers sweat it out during Wells Fargo's annual Community Service Super Saturday

Saturday, June 21, 2014 6:07 PM
Last updated Sunday, June 22, 2014 2:25 AM
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At a house at the end of Belgrade Court in Augusta, about 25 red-shirted Wells Fargo employees spent their Saturday painting doors and replacing windows for a single mother.

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Kel Stovall, head of Wells Fargo's volunteer chapter in Augusta, helps paint a local home in Augusta as part of Community Service Super Saturday.  JAMIE DEXTER/SPECIAL
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Kel Stovall, head of Wells Fargo's volunteer chapter in Augusta, helps paint a local home in Augusta as part of Community Service Super Saturday.

Across town at the Columbia County Humane Society’s Dogwood Park Spay and Neuter Clinic, three volunteers cleaned cages and performed other tasks that are necessary but time-consuming for the clinic’s employees.

Those were two of the five sites where more than 70 Wells Fargo volunteered as part of the company’s annual Com­munity Service Super Sat­urday.

Volunteers also planted flowers and cleaned at the Ronald McDonald House, served meals at the Golden Har­vest Food Bank soup kitchen and sorted food at Gol­den Harvest’s Food Factory.

“Instead of taking it easy, we’re all out here in the heat to give back to the community,” said Brian Steinfeld, a regional banking district manager for Wells Fargo.

Volunteers worked with Family Promise of Augusta to paint and install new windows at the Belgrade Court home. Wells Fargo donated $10,000 to Family Promise to help with the project.

Throughout Georgia, workers volunteered at 29 sites in 23 cities, Steinfeld said.

Kel Stovall, the president of the local Wells Fargo volunteer chapter, spent his Saturday morning painting at the house.

“Since we live in the community and we work in the community, we try to do things that the team members are passionate about,” he said.

Allie Driver, Dustin Young and Falon Hensley volunteered at the Humane Society.

“Even thought we’re not actually working with the animals, we still know we’re helping them out,” Driver said.

Young shoveled pine straw and cleaned the outdoor cages while Driver and Hensley prepared syringes and disinfected cages indoors.

Hospital Director Lisa Vaughn said their work is appreciated because it frees the clinic’s employees to focus their attention on the animals.

“This year alone we have done over 1,500 spay and neuter surgeries,” she said. “Any little bit of help can let us focus on the animals and taking good care of them.”


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