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Western Union waives transfer fees to Haiti

Staff Writer

Haiti Sentinel

ENGLEWOOD, Colorado, US (sentinel.ht) – On Thursday, Western Union announced it would be waiving fees for transfers to Haiti through Sunday, October 9, 2016.

The WU action is available at its service centers in the United States, Canada , France, Chile, Brazil and the Caribbean, at participating outlets, by their agents, on westernunion.com and on mobile Western Union.

The purpose is to help communities damaged by Hurricane Matthew and the Western Union Foundation is adding an emergency donation to Mercy Corps of $25,000 [USD] for their relief assistance to families and communities affected by ‘Matthew hurricane. The assistance is said to be earmarked for emergency services, such as water purification, food, shelter, health and sanitation.

Up until October, 19 the Western Union Foundation will matching dollar-for-dollar eligible contributions by its agents, employees and other business partners to NGOs providing emergency aid up to $50,000 [USD].

“Western Union is committed to provide emergency aid in the necessity of situations through which the communities in which we operate, “said Mariano Dall’Orso, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Western Union to Mexico, Canada and the Caribbean. “Western Union’s efforts focus on emergency aid for Haiti in such great need of time,”

“While we have not yet assessed the exact extent of the damage caused by Hurricane Matthew, we know gild and already the destruction in Haiti were important, “said Elizabeth Roscoe, Executive Director of the Western Union Foundation. “The Foundation is committed to helping Mercy Corps to mobilize to provide emergency assistance on the ground.”

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