We recently partnered with Wells Fargo on several projects, including Sano and Russell’s home in North Minneapolis. Although most of their children have grown up and have moved on to college, Sano and Russell’s house is still busy with foster children, daycare children, and children in crisis. They have been foster parents since 2001, caring for children in the community for various periods of time. Unfortunately, early last fall a tree destroyed the thick landscaping that insulated their back yard from a busy adjacent city street. In order for Sano and Russell to continue hosting children at their home, they needed a fence built to create a safe space for the children to play, learn and grow together.
Over two days earlier this month, volunteers from Wells Fargo helped build a fence and retaining wall at Sano and Russell’s home. Sano made her famous jerk chicken for lunch for the volunteers on both days, and Sano and Russell and their daughter Jada and friend Josh worked side-by-side with the volunteers. Sano sent us this note, “I just want to thank you all again for really blessing my family. Keeping kids happy and safe is our first priority. Thanks a million, and if there’s anything I can do to help others, please let me know. I can’t get over this blessing.”