DALLAS, Aug. 24, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- MoneyGram (NASDAQ: MGI) today announced a waiver for all transaction fees for donations to the Red Cross in an effort to support the earthquake disaster recovery currently underway in Italy in response to the devastating 6.2-magnitude quake that occurred Wednesday, August 24. The fee waiver applies to all donations submitted from now through September 30, 2016.
"Our thoughts are with those directly impacted by the devastating earthquake that struck Italy. To aide in the relief efforts underway, MoneyGram will again pledge our support to help those heroically saving lives," said Pete Ohser, executive vice president, Europe and Americas. "Whether it's providing our financial services and global network to connect families around the world on a daily basis or helping communities recover during a crisis, MoneyGram is committed to serving our customers and the communities in which they live."
In addition to the fee waiver for Red Cross donations, the MoneyGram Foundation is also providing support through donations made to disaster relief and emergency response efforts initiated by Save the Children for disasters like the earthquake that struck Italy.
Save the Children, a global leader in child-focused humanitarian response, is focusing current relief efforts on providing child-friendly safe places in which children can interact with trained staff as they process the disaster.
Donations can be made at www.MoneyGram.com or any of the MoneyGram agent locations in the U.S. All donations should be submitted to "Red Cross Disaster Relief " under receive code 2540. Any dollar amount will be accepted up to a maximum of $249.99 per transaction.
The American Red Cross name used with permission, which in no way constitutes an endorsement, express or implied, of any product, service, company, opinion or political position. The American Red Cross name and logo are registered trademarks owned by the American Red Cross.
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