DALLAS, Aug. 19, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- MoneyGram (NASDAQ: MGI) today announced the company is waiving transaction fees for donations to the American Red Cross in an effort to support disaster recovery and relief efforts in Louisiana in response to the recent devastating floods. Fees will be waived on all donations up to $249.99, submitted from today through September 30, 2016.
"In the wake of the catastrophic floods in Louisiana, it is our mission to support those on the front lines of emergency response," said Pete Ohser, MoneyGram's executive vice president, Americas and Europe. "Together with the American Red Cross, we are focused on providing financial assistance to impacted communities in such a crucial time."
In addition to the fee waiver for Red Cross donations, the MoneyGram Foundation is also providing support through donations made to emergency response efforts initiated by AmeriCares and Save the Children USA for disasters such as the flooding across Louisiana.
AmeriCares, an emergency response and global health organization, has deployed emergency response experts to Baton Rouge in order to provide affected families critical access to medicine and relief supplies.
Save the Children, a global leader in child-focused humanitarian response, is focusing current relief efforts on delivering aid while also supporting children currently living in evacuation centers. The organization estimates that 10,000 children have been affected thus far.
Donations to the Red Cross can be made at www.MoneyGram.com or any MoneyGram agent location in the U.S. The MoneyGram fee for all donations submitted to "American Red Cross Disaster Relief " under receive code 2540 will be waived up to a maximum of $249.99 per transaction.
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