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AFSCME member hopes to help others with Mortgage Sweepstakes Win

Pamela Goodman provides hospice care support for the underserved in suburban Minneapolis, Minnesota. Goodman, a medical social worker for over 20 years, loves making a difference in people’s lives — providing comfort and support to families at a time when they are losing a loved one.

AFSCME member hopes to help others with Mortgage Sweepstakes Win

"It's an honor to be involved with somebody near the end of their life," says Goodman.

A few years ago, Goodman joined the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME), Council 5, Local 2474 after the small non-profit hospice care group she worked for was acquired by a larger hospice care firm that was unionized.

"Eventually, I learned about Union Plus," she says.

When Goodman started to refinance her home through Wells Fargo, they asked if she was a union member; when she said yes, they introduced her to the Union Plus Mortgage Program.

With financing available through Wells Fargo Home Mortgage, the Union Plus Mortgage Program helps union members, their parents, and their children purchase or refinance their homes while also offering exclusive union member benefits.

"They made refinancing so easy for me," says Goodman.

Last year, Goodman clicked on an offer to enter the Union Plus Mortgage Program sweepstakes. When she received a text notifying her that she had indeed won $1,000, she was shocked.

"I thought, 'wow, what a wonderful blessing!'" recalls Goodman. "I'm going to turn right around and use that money to bless others. That's what I believe about getting unexpected money — you should pay it forward to someone else."

Goodman is enthusiastic about recommending Union Plus to other union members.

"It's been such an amazing benefit of being with the union," Goodman says. "The perks are amazing."

Benefits of the Union Plus Mortgage Program include a gift card after closing1 and mortgage assistance in times of hardship2.

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1Eligible individuals will be sent redemption instructions for the My Mortgage GiftSM award approximately 2 weeks after closing on a new purchase or refinance loan secured by an eligible first mortgage or deed of trust with Wells Fargo Home Mortgage (“New Loan”), subject to qualification, approval and closing. The My Mortgage Gift award is not available with The Relocation Mortgage Program® or with any Wells Fargo employee mortgage offer. Only one My Mortgage Gift award is permitted per eligible New Loan. This award cannot be combined with any other award, discount or rebate, except as described in the Terms and Conditions. This award is void where prohibited, transferable, and subject to change or cancellation with no prior notice. Awards may constitute taxable income. Federal, state, and local taxes, and any use of the award not otherwise specified in the Terms and Conditions (available at wellsfargo.com/mymortgageterms and provided at receipt of award) are the sole responsibility of the My Mortgage Gift recipient.

2The Union Plus® Mortgage Assistance Program and Veteran’s Grant are provided and administered through the AFL-CIO Mutual Benefit Plan (“The Plan”), which is not affiliated with Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. Additional information about this program and eligibility criteria can be obtained at unionplus.org/assistance.

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