Wells Fargo donates to the Help the Homeless Fund
Wells Fargo employees with Dr. Bishop and School Board Members holding a ceremonial check for $5,000.At half-time during the Patrick Henry/William Fleming Football Game, Wells Fargo donated $5,000 to the Help the Homeless Fund.  The money will benefit the STAR Council's efforts to help homeless students in Roanoke City Public Schools.

STAR Council stands for Students Take Action in Roanoke.  It is made up of students from Patrick Henry and William Fleming High Schools.  Wells Fargo generosity is the single largest donation to date.  100% of the money will benefit homeless students in Roanoke City Public Schools.  Since it was formed more than two years ago, the STAR Council has raised more than $23,000 for the Help the Homeless Fund.

Roanoke City Public Schools thanks Wells Fargo, especially Vincent Randolph.  His son Mark is a William Fleming High School student and a member of STAR Council.

So far this school year, Roanoke City Public Schools has identified 217 students as homeless.  Two years ago, RCPS ended the school year with 604 homeless students.  This past school year, that number dropped to 488, largely because of the efforts of the STAR Council.

Fleming Principal Mr. Freeman speaking to the crowd at the PH/WF Football GameA group of students holding a ceremonial check for $5,000Vincent Randolph speaking to the crowd at the PH/WF GameA Patrick Henry and William Fleming student speaking to the crowd

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