Submitted by: Western Union
Posted: Nov 02, 2012 – 12:48 PM EST
ENGLEWOOD, Colo., Nov. 02 /CSRwire/ - Following through on its commitment to support the communities it serves, Western Union, through The Western Union Foundation Agent Gift Match Program, will donate up to US$400,000 to help support Hurricane Sandy disaster relief efforts.
The Western Union Agent Gift Match Program matches one-for-one Agent donations to eligible nonprofit organizations. To date, Western Union Agent Gift Match participants include:
The Western Union Foundation will match qualifying Agent donations on a one-for-one basis.
To help facilitate support between family and friends, Western Union, in cooperation with its Agents, also has introduced a “Hurricane Sandy” reduced money transfer fee of $5* when sending up to $1,000 within the U.S. to Connecticut, New Jersey and New York.
The “Hurricane Sandy” reduced fee* program will be available, across participating Western Union® Agent locations, starting Friday, November 02, 2012 through Thursday, November 08, 2012.
Other Western Union programs supporting Hurricane Sandy disaster relief efforts include:
Mobilizing Consumer Giving:
Motivating Employee Giving:
Direct Support through Grantmaking:
*Western Union also makes money from currency exchange.
About Western Union
The Western Union Company (NYSE: WU) is a leader in global payment services. Together with its Vigo, Orlandi Valuta, Pago Facil and Western Union Business Solutions branded payment services, Western Union provides consumers and businesses with fast, reliable and convenient ways to send and receive money around the world, to send payments and to purchase money orders. As of September 30, 2012, the Western Union, Vigo and Orlandi Valuta branded services were offered through a combined network of approximately 510,000 agent locations in 200 countries and territories. In 2011, The Western Union Company completed 226 million consumer-to-consumer transactions worldwide, moving $81 billion of principal between consumers, and 425 million business payments. For more information, visit www.westernunion.com.
About The Western Union Foundation
The Western Union Foundation is dedicated to creating a better world, where the ability to realize dreams through economic opportunity is not just a privilege for the few but a right for all. With the support of the Western Union Company, its employees, Agents, and business partners, the Western Union Foundation works to realize this vision by supporting education and disaster relief efforts as pathways toward a better future. Our combined social ventures efforts make life better for individuals, families and communities around the world. Since its inception, the Western Union Foundation has awarded more than $81.7 million in grants to more than 2,551 nongovernmental organizations in more than 124 countries and territories. To learn more, visit www.westernunionfoundation.org.
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