The Western Union Foundation today announced support for disaster relief efforts that will help the families and communities impacted by the devastating floods and landslides in the Himalayan state of Uttarakhand in northern India.
The Western Union Foundation is making a grant of $25,000 to the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies to support the organization’s immediate response activities, which include providing shelter provisions, non-food relief items and safe drinking water to the thousands of families impacted by the disaster.
To encourage and support employee philanthropy, The Western Union Company will match two-for-one employee donations through July 12, 2013 to the Western Union Foundation for disaster relief efforts in northern India. Each employee can donate up to US$25,000 per calendar year.
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