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Western Union Provides Emergency Disaster Relief Following Hurricane Michael

To support communities and families affected by the recent hurricane
devastation in the Gulf Coast and surrounding areas, Western
Union, a leader in cross-border, cross-currency money movement,
today announces a multi-faceted response providing support for
communities most affected by Hurricane Michael. In total, contributions
from Western Union, the Western
Union Foundation, Agents and employees through this comprehensive
effort could total up to USD $265,000.


Western Union has committed an initial USD $50,000 to the American Red
Crossa?? recovery and relief efforts. Additionally, Consumers who want to
take advantage of fee-free donations to the American Red Cross online
and at Western Union Agent locations*
in the U.S., can complete the transaction using "American Red Crossa?? as
the Pay To recipient, "REDCROSS DCa?? as the Code City and "Hurricane
Michael Reliefa?? in the Account field. To make a donation online, go to
the Pay Bills tab on westernunion.com.


"We are committed to helping the communities that we serve around the
world by providing immediate relief and long-term sustainable recovery,a??
said Chief Compliance Officer and Chair of the Western Union Foundation
Board of Directors, Jacqueline Molnar. "Hurricane Michael has caused
devastating damage to the Gulf Coast. Together, with Agents and
employees, Western Union and the Western Union Foundation support the
relief efforts of the American Red Cross.a??


The Western Union Foundation has also pledged USD $20,000 to the
American Red Cross. In addition, the Western Union Foundation will
provide a 1:1 match of qualifying contributions from participating
Western Union Agents, up to USD $75,000 and a 2:1 match from
contributions made by Western Union employeesa?  in the
U.S., up to USD $15,000 through November 10, 2018.


Western Union has a long history of being one of the lifelines for
communities in need. In many instances, Western Union has been one of
the few ways for people around the world to receive funds easily, with
services available when no other infrastructure
exists.
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