WU Foundation Supports Red Cross Hurricane Harvey Relief

Giving By Christine Wardlaw August 28, 2017

By: Elizabeth Roscoe, Executive Director of the Western Union Foundation

Our hearts and thoughts are with all in Texas who have been impacted by Hurricane Harvey.

To support communities and families affected by the recent hurricane devastation in Texas, The Western Union Company, a leader in global payment services, has responded by providing support for families and communities most affected by Hurricane Harvey. Western Union will provide $0 Fee money transfers when sending from Western Union Agent locations and telephone money transfers from the United States to Texas, from Sunday August 28, 2017.

Additionally, the Western Union Foundation has donated $30,000 to the American Red Cross. The Western Union Foundation is offering a dollar-for-dollar match to Western Union Agents who donate to the American Red Cross for Hurricane Harvey disaster relief. Agents are encouraged to contact the Western Union Foundation to set up collaboration details.

The need for assistance is great, these contributions will help the American Red Cross provide immediate assistance such as providing food, water and shelter to the families affected most by the hurricane.

Consumers who want to take advantage of fee-free donations at Western Union® Agent locations in the US can donate directly to the American Red Cross. To donate, complete the blue Payments section on the Western Union form, using “American Red Cross” as the Pay To recipient; “REDCROSS DC” as the Code City, along with “Hurricane Harvey Relief” in the Account field.

The Western Union Foundation is a separate charitable corporation that is tax-exempt under §501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, contributions to which are tax-deductible for US income tax purposes. The Foundation is supported by the Western Union Company, its employees, Agents, and business partners, working to support education and disaster relief efforts as pathways toward a better future.

Photo credit: American Red Cross