Wells Fargo pledges $100,000 to help local flood victims

Oregon flooding Pendleton
Elkhorn Media Group

PENDLETON, Ore. — Wells Fargo has pledged $100,000 to help with local flood relief efforts, the City of Pendleton announced Friday.

Mayor John Turner was informed of the donation when he received a call from bank’s regional president, Tracy Curtis, at 9 a.m.

The City said the funds will be split between the American Red Cross and Community Action Program of East Central Oregon (CAPECO).

Flood damage affected many homes throughout Umatilla and Walla Walla counties starting on Thursday, Feb. 6. Officials said one person died and 54 people had to be rescued by helicopter throughout the region.

Pendleton’s Riverside neighborhood was one of several communities that evacuated because of the flooding.

The floods also damaged several roadways, including a stretch of I-84 between Stanfield and I-82.

The total cost of the damage has yet to be determined.