The Western Union Foundation today announced support for disaster relief efforts that will help the families and communities impacted by the tornado in Oklahoma.
To help facilitate support between family and friends, Western Union, in cooperation with its agents, has reduced money transfer fees to $0* for sends from anywhere in the U.S. to Oklahoma, including intra-Oklahoma, from participating agent locations between May 23–June 7, 2013.
The Western Union Foundation is an American Red Cross disaster-response partner. The Foundation's funding is supporting Red Cross immediate response activities in the wake of the disaster, which includes providing shelter, meals and mental health triage for people impacted by the storm, as well as first responders.
Employees and consumers can give online by using the "Donate Now" button at www.westernunionfoundation.org. Consumers should select the Oklahoma Tornado Relief option.
Additionally, the Western Union Company has set up a no-fee* Payments contribution account benefitting the American Red Cross. Donors can contribute to relief efforts by making a no-fee* Payments transaction at participating Western Union® agent locations, directed to the account, up to USD $5,000.
Donors will need to complete the Western Union blue Payments or Quick Pay form, using the company name "American Red Cross" or the code city, "REDCROSS DC." Please write in, "Tornado Relief" as the account number.
* Taxes apply.