Money Mart Canada Joins Forces with The Western Union Foundation; Jointly Committing More Than US$111,000 to the Canadian Red Cross to Assist Flood Relief Efforts in Alberta Business Wire VICTORIA, British Columbia -- August 20, 2013 Money Mart Canada, in cooperation with The Western Union Foundation, today announced a combined commitment of US$111,032 to the Canadian Red Cross in support of flood relief efforts in Alberta. Left to right: Don DeLair, Vice President and General Manager, Western Union Canada; Rob Zuback, Man ... Left to right: Don DeLair, Vice President and General Manager, Western Union Canada; Rob Zuback, Manager Donor Relations, Canadian Red Cross; Ian White, Vice President Operations, Money Mart; Jennifer Patchell, Coordinator Disaster Management, Canadian Red Cross. (Photo: Business Wire) Money Mart Canada’s commitment of US$55,516 will be matched by the Western Union Foundation, under the Foundation’s Agent Gift Match program. The program provides for a dollar-for-dollar match of qualifying Western Union Agent contributions to NGOs who provide disaster relief support in impacted regions around the world. The funds will help the Canadian Red Cross’s ongoing recovery efforts that include clean-up support, door-to-door outreach in impacted communities, and providing basic necessities such as food, clothing, medical equipment, childcare assistance, transportation (public transit passes or fuel for vehicles) and occupational items to help people return to work. To date, the Canadian Red Cross has distributed more than 945,000 relief supplies to people affected by the floods. This includes clean up kits, first aid kits, hygiene items, water, towels, safety gear, cots and blankets. Distribution was made possible by the support of more than 900 highly-trained volunteers specializing in disaster response who responded from Alberta and across Canada. "Money Mart has a long history of partnering with the Canadian Red Cross and The Western Union Foundation when natural disasters strike. In the past we have joined forces to raise money for Japan, Haiti, the Asian Tsunami and the fires in Slave Lake, Alberta. The flooding in Alberta was tragic but, at the same time, we were inspired by the generosity of our customers, front line and corporate office employees,” said Ian White, Money Mart Vice President National Operations. “The Western Union Foundation collaborates with Agents to give back to the people and communities we serve, particularly in times of need,” said Patrick Gaston, President of the Western Union Foundation. “While extreme weather events create an immediate need for support, there are also impacts that come to light only in the prolonged aftermath of the storm. The people of Alberta, and Calgary in particular, will feel the effects of the floods for years to come, and The Western Union Foundation, in conjunction with Western Union Agents like Money Mart Canada, is committed to helping the area recover and rebuild over the long term.” About MONEY MART www.moneymart.ca MONEY MART^® is a leading financial services company that provides immediate access to cash and financial services. MONEY MART^® employs more than 2,000 Canadians, has more than 475 branches from coast to coast and the head office is located in Victoria, British Columbia. MONEY MART^® is owned by DFC Global Corp., which owns and operates the largest international network of retail financial services stores, with approximately 1,500 locations around the globe. About The Western Union Foundation The Western Union Foundation is dedicated to creating a better world, where the ability to realize dreams through economic opportunity is not just a privilege for the few but a right for all. With the support of The Western Union Company, its employees, Agents, and business partners, The Western Union Foundation works to realize this vision by supporting education and disaster relief efforts as pathways toward a better future. Our combined social ventures efforts make life better for individuals, families and communities around the world. Since its inception, The Western Union Foundation has committed more than $86.9 million in grants and other giving to more than 2,627 nongovernmental organizations in more than 130 countries and territories. To learn more, visit www.westernunionfoundation.org. Photos/Multimedia Gallery Available: http://www.businesswire.com/multimedia/home/20130820005522/en/ Multimedia Available:http://www.businesswire.com/cgi-bin/mmg.cgi?eid=50693847&lang=en Contact: Media Contacts: Money Mart Canada Marian de Monye, National Product Manager 250-419-5265 Marian.Demonye@moneymart.ca or Western Union Corporate Communications Andrew Silver, 720- 332-4119 email@example.com
Money Mart Canada Joins Forces with The Western Union Foundation; Jointly Committing More Than US$111,000 to the Canadian Red
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