Western Union Offers Relief to the Philippines

 

 

The Western Union Company (NYSE:WU), a leader in global payment services, and the Western Union Foundation announced a series of relief efforts to support communities in the Philippines devastated by Typhoon Bopha.

Mobilizing Consumer Giving through westernunion.com:

To further help people contribute to relief efforts, westernunion.com is offering fee-free money transfers to the Philippines. The online fee-free* money transfer service to the Philippines is available for all money transfers sent from www.westernunion.com and its mobile app between December 12-21, 2012, and is subject to network, service and currency availability.

“A country’s border should not limit the power of a helping hand,” said  Khalid Fellahi , Senior Vice President and General Manager, Western Union Digital Ventures. “In this time of great trial for the people of the Philippines, we hope to connect the global community with those whose lives have been shattered by Typhoon Bopha.”

Direct Support through Grantmaking:

The Western Union Foundation will provide a US$50,000 grant to the Philippines Red Cross for immediate relief to impacted communities with shelter, food and basic necessities.

Mobilizing Consumer Giving through Western Union® Payments Service:

The Western Union Foundation is also launching a challenge to match contributions on a one-to-one basis up toUS$50,000 directed to the Philippines Red Cross to further benefit those affected. Consumers in the U.S. can use theWestern Union® Payments service, with no transfer fee*, at participating Western Union® Agent locations. The challenge grant option is available through Friday, December 28, 2012. Donors can also give online at www.westernunionfoundation.org.

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