Wells Fargo Advisors, LLC, has given a $1,500 grant to Person-to-Person to help fund The Emergency Assistance Program in Darien. The firm's grant will help Person-to-Person to assist low-income individuals and families through its Emergency Assistance Program.

Person-to-Person provides free groceries through its emergency food pantry, free clothing in its clothing center and financial assistance for emergency medication, utility bills or security deposits.

"Wells Fargo Advisors is committed to building strong and vibrant communities, improving quality of life, and making a positive difference where we live and work," Danny Ludeman, president and CEO of Wells Fargo Advisors, LLC, said. "As a leader in our industry, we recognize that investing in our communities is a responsibility we have as a result of doing business there, and we understand that our firm is only as strong as the communities where we are located."

The grant is one of nearly 300 basic needs grants being made throughout the U.S. by Wells Fargo Advisors as part of the firm's Investing in Our Communities initiative.

Wells Fargo & Company has a strong legacy of giving to the community. In 2011, the combined company contributed more than $219 million in grants and sponsorships to nonprofit organizations and 1.3 million team member hours volunteering in communities across the United States.

With $1.1 trillion in client assets as of Sept. 30, 2011, Wells Fargo's brokerage businesses comprise 15,188 full-service financial advisors and 3,590 licensed bankers. This vast network of advisors, one of the nation's largest, serves clients through offices in all 50 states. Wells Fargo Advisors is the trade name used by two separate registered broker-dealers and non-bank affiliates of Wells Fargo & Company: Wells Fargo Advisors, LLC and Wells Fargo Advisors Financial Network, LLC (members SIPC). Statistics include other broker-dealers of Wells Fargo & Company. Visit www.wellsfargoadvisors.com

Wells Fargo & Company is a nationwide, diversified, community-based financial services company with $1.3 trillion in assets. Founded in 1852 and headquartered in San Francisco, Wells Fargo provides banking, insurance, investments, mortgage, and consumer and commercial finance through more than 9,000 stores, 12,000 ATMs, the Internet (wellsfargo.com and wachovia.com), and other distribution channels across North America and internationally. With more than 270,000 team members, Wells Fargo serves one in three households in America. Wells Fargo & Company was ranked No. 23 on Fortune's 2011 rankings of America's largest corporations.

Person-to-Person, Inc., a nonprofit agency, was originally established in 1968 by St. Luke's Episcopal Church in Darien. Its mission was simple: to bring together the needs of people in disadvantaged areas of nearby communities with the resources of people in Darien and the surrounding areas, thereby providing basic emergency services to low-income individuals and families living in lower Fairfield County. A volunteer-driven agency, Person-to-Person is committed to helping clients achieve self-sufficiency through practical help, advocacy, education and problem-solving initiatives. Programs include emergency assistance, campership and scholarship. In 2010, Person-to-Person helped nearly 22,500 people avert crisis and make ends meet. These efforts are made possible by in-kind donations, a force of more than 2,000 volunteers and financial contributions. Visit www.p2pdarien.org or call 203-655-0048.

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