Money Mart Canada Joins Forces with The Western Union Foundation; Jointly Committing More Than US$111,000 to the Canadian Red

  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.”


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

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

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Media Contacts:
Money Mart Canada
Marian de Monye, National Product Manager
Western Union Corporate Communications
Andrew Silver, 720- 332-4119
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