17 October 2012
The Wells Fargo Bank continues to provide community support to the City of Bethlehem Police Department. We were among forty recipients of a $1000 grant from Wells Fargo Bank through their Community Partners Program. This program provides local Wells Fargo branches the ability to select non-profits of their choice to receive Wells Fargo Foundation Grants.
Throughout October and November, Wells Fargo will be providing over $300,000 in grants to non-profit organizations in Pennsylvania and Delaware. The awards were presented at a luncheon ceremony at Lehigh University’s Iacocca Hall by Wells Fargo Region President Greg Redden and Area President Laura Haffner. The Bethlehem Mounted Unit was sponsored by Store Manager Donna Messina who works at the Wells Fargo branch at Easton Avenue.
The Bethlehem Police Department, the Bethlehem Police Mounted Officers, the horses (L to R Pharoah, Raven and George) would like to thank Wells Fargo for their continued support of our efforts. Not only did the Bethlehem Mounted Unit receive this 2012 Community Partners grant, but last year Wells Fargo generously provided the trailer that is seen in the above photo. This trailer enables our Mounted officers to deploy rapidly at various locations throughout the city. They are also able to attend many community events because of their increased ability to travel longer distances. This gift from Wells Fargo has made a tremendous impact on their operations and enabled them to reach many parts of our community that would not have been possible without it.
As if that was not enough, the Wells Fargo Bank provides a large space for police training in the basement of the bank branch located at Broad & Guetter Streets in center city Bethlehem. This area, known as the Bethlehem Police Wells Fargo Training Center is used throughout the year to provide quality training to our police officers and officers throughout the region. We again would like to thank them for their strong community support. Without this partnership, we would not be able to provide many of the services that the residents and visitors of Bethlehem have grown to love.
Thank you, Wells Fargo Bank, Greg Redden, Laura Haffner and Donna Messina.