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(RED) adds Chase & Wells Fargo to its growing list of financial leaders helping to fight COVID-19

February 17, 2022

NEW YORK—As COVID-19 continues to ravage the planet, (RED), the organization co-founded by Bono and Bobby Shriver to fight pandemics, is adding Chase and Wells Fargo to help with efforts supporting urgent and equitable access to COVID-19 relief in response to the ongoing and devastating impact of the virus in the world’s poorest countries.

Chase cardmembers with Ultimate Rewards®, as well as Wells Fargo Rewards® customers can now (RED)EEM points and rewards towards a donation to help fight COVID-19. These points and rewards can be donated with PayPal’s with Rewards feature to help save lives. In addition, Chase and Wells Fargo will each donate $250,000 to (RED)’s efforts to provide global COVID-19 relief.

“The Omicron variant should serve as a global wake-up call that we won’t end COVID anywhere unless we end it everywhere. That’s why we’re bringing the largest financial institutions together to fight COVID and save lives,” said Jennifer Lotito, President and COO of (RED). “We thank Chase, Wells Fargo and their customers for their commitment to this important fight and for donating points to help to get testing, treatment and vaccines to those who need it most.”

“At Chase, we’re focused on providing the products and resources that enable people to pursue what matters most in their lives,” said Catherine Hogan, President of Chase Branded Cards. “We know that many are passionate about giving back and helping others through this global pandemic, and we’re pleased to team up with (RED) and PayPal to give our cardmembers the option to easily redeem their Ultimate Rewards points to make a difference in ongoing COVID-19 relief efforts.”

“Wells Fargo has a rich history of giving back and supporting communities near and far. Since the onset of the COVID-19 crisis, we’ve provided important financial assistance to our customers, employees, and communities, and we’re pleased to join arms with (RED) and leverage PayPal’s Pay with Rewards feature to further our relief efforts,” said Krista Phillips, EVP, Head of Branded Cards and Marketing for Wells Fargo. “By partnering with (RED), we’re providing customers a simple way to effectively donate their Wells Fargo Rewards and give back in the way of their choosing, while supporting global COVID relief efforts.”

With today’s announcement, Chase and Wells Fargo are the newest additions to (RED)’s coalition of financial institutions, including long-standing partner Bank of America, along with American Express®, Citi and PayPal, that are helping raise money to support stronger global health systems through entities like the Global Fund COVID-19 Response Mechanism and the Gavi COVAX Advance Market Commitment (AMC). 

So far, only roughly 10 percent of people in the world’s poorest countries have received at least one COVID-19 vaccine dose.

About Chase

Chase is the U.S. consumer and commercial banking business of JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE: JPM), a leading financial services firm based in the United States with assets of $3.7 trillion and operations worldwide. Chase serves more than 60 million American households with a broad range of financial services, including personal banking, credit cards, mortgages, auto financing, investment advice, small business loans and payment processing. Customers can choose how and where they want to bank: Nearly 4,800 branches in 48 states and the District of Columbia, 16,000 ATMs, mobile, online and by phone. For more information, go to

About Wells Fargo

Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC) is a leading financial services company that has approximately $1.9 trillion in assets, proudly serves one in three U.S. households and more than 10% of small businesses in the U.S., and is the leading middle market banking provider in the U.S. We provide a diversified set of banking, investment and mortgage products and services, as well as consumer and commercial finance, through our four reportable operating segments: Consumer Banking and Lending, Commercial Banking, Corporate and Investment Banking, and Wealth & Investment Management. Wells Fargo ranked No. 37 on Fortune’s 2021 rankings of America’s largest corporations. In the communities we serve, the company focuses its social impact on building a sustainable, inclusive future for all by supporting housing affordability, small business growth, financial health, and a low-carbon economy. News, insights, and perspectives from Wells Fargo are also available at Wells Fargo Stories.

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