WU Foundation’s Response to the Sierra Leone Mudslides

Giving By Christine Wardlaw August 18, 2017

By Elizabeth Roscoe

The Western Union Foundation is supporting the Red Cross in its efforts to provide emergency services to the affected communities in Sierra Leone, where recent flooding and mudslides have killed at least 400 people and displaced thousands more.

We are donating USD $10,000 to the Red Cross, so that it can provide the community with urgently needed clean water, shelter, hygiene kits and other essential supplies.

Our hearts go out to the families affected by the devastation in Sierra Leone.

Through our partnership with the American Red Cross and its sister societies around the world, the WU Foundation supports relief efforts that help people and communities recover and rebuild, as well as increase their preparedness for future emergencies.

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.

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