Western Union foundation donates $1 million for tsunami relief

Mumbai: Western Union Financial Services, Inc., a subsidiary of First Data Corp (NYSE:FDC) today announced that it will make a donation of US$1 million to the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies to support victims in the Asian countries most impacted by the recent earthquake and tsunamis that struck the region. The donation is the single largest donation made by the foundation since its inception in 2000.

"Many of our consumers, employees and agents live in the countries that were devastated by this natural disaster," said Christina Gold, president, Western Union Financial Services in a press release. "This monetary contribution made by the Foundation is a way to lend a hand and show support in the rebuilding process."

The Western Union Money Transfer service also is available in many areas that were affected by the tsunamis, so family and friends around the world can continue to transfer money to loved ones living in the impacted areas.