DALLAS, Feb. 17, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The MoneyGram Foundation is proud to announce that it will support emergency response efforts initiated by AmeriCares and Save the Children in 2016.
"MoneyGram recognizes that when disasters strike, preparedness is essential," said Pamela H. Patsley, MoneyGram International's executive chairman. "We are committed to helping those affected by natural disasters and catastrophic events throughout the world. We know that pledging our support early in the year will give Save the Children and AmeriCares the resources to quickly and effectively provide help wherever it's most needed in 2016."
The MoneyGram Foundation joins AmeriCares as an Annual Emergency Response Partner for 2016. The foundation also supported AmeriCares' disaster relief efforts in 2015. AmeriCares is an emergency response and global health organization that meets the immediate health needs of disaster survivors, establishes long-term recovery projects and brings disaster preparedness programs to vulnerable communities. The funds raised through Annual Emergency Response Partners like MoneyGram enable AmeriCares to sustain preparedness initiatives necessary to launch swift and effective responses to about 30 disasters and humanitarian crises every year.
Additionally, the MoneyGram Foundation continues its relationship with Save the Children by supporting the Children's Emergency Fund. The foundation has previously worked with Save the Children through educational grants. Save the Children is a global leader in child-focused humanitarian response that encompasses lifesaving relief, recovery, and preparedness. Its highly trained, on-the-ground teams also provide disaster-risk-reduction initiatives to build the resiliency of families and local communities. The Children's Emergency Fund offers Save the Children immediately available funds to act quickly and strategically when a crisis occurs.
Through these organizations, the MoneyGram Foundation provides relief in the immediate wake of a disaster. This is consistent with the foundation's mission to make a real and meaningful impact around the world by improving the lives of children, families and communities.
To learn more about the MoneyGram Foundation and the projects it supports, please visit moneygramfoundation.org.
About MoneyGram Foundation
MoneyGram established the MoneyGram Foundation in 2012 to help children around the world gain access to educational facilities and learning resources. Its mission is firmly rooted in the belief that education is at the heart of better economic opportunities, healthier families and individual freedom and empowerment. The MoneyGram Foundation is focused on inspiring minds and improving lives and grants funds to deserving organizations with this mission in mind. To learn more, please visit moneygramfoundation.org or connect with us on Facebook.
About MoneyGram International, Inc.
MoneyGram is a global provider of innovative money transfer services and is recognized worldwide as a financial connection to friends and family. Whether online, or through a mobile device, at a kiosk or in a local store, we connect consumers any way that is convenient for them. We also provide bill payment services, issue money orders and process official checks in select markets. More information about MoneyGram International, Inc. is available at moneygram.com.