MoneyGram Foundation Pledges Support to Victims of Natural Disasters and Catastrophic Events
MoneyGram Foundation distributes funds to AmeriCares and Save the Children for emergency response
DALLAS (Feb. 17, 2016) The MoneyGram Foundation is proud to announce that it will support emergency response efforts initiated by AmeriCares and Save the Children in 2016.
"MoneyGram recognizes that when disasters strike, preparedness is essential," said Pamela H. Patsley, MoneyGram International's executive chairman. "We are committed to helping those affected by natural disasters and catastrophic events throughout the world. We know that pledging our support early in the year will give Save the Children and AmeriCares the resources to quickly and effectively provide help wherever it's most needed in 2016."
The MoneyGram Foundation joins AmeriCares as an Annual Emergency Response Partner for 2016 after supporting its efforts following several disasters around the world in 2015. AmeriCares is an emergency response and global health organization that saves lives and builds healthier futures for people in crisis in the U.S. and around the world. AmeriCares meets the immediate health needs of disaster survivors, establishes long-term recovery projects and brings disaster preparedness programs to vulnerable communities. The funds raised through Annual Emergency Response Partners, like MoneyGram's contribution, maintain preparedness efforts and the capabilities necessary to launch swift and effective responses to about 30 disasters and humanitarian crises every year.
Additionally, the MoneyGram Foundation continues its relationship with Save the Children by supporting the Children's Emergency Fund. The foundation has previously worked with Save the Children through educational grants. Save the Children is a global leader in child-focused humanitarian response that encompasses lifesaving relief, recovery, and preparedness. Its highly trained, on-the-ground teams also provide disaster-risk-reduction initiatives to build the resiliency of families and local communities. The Children's Emergency Fund offers Save the Children immediately available funds to act quickly and strategically when a crisis occurs.
Through these organizations, the MoneyGram Foundation provides relief in the immediate wake of a disaster. This is consistent with its mission to make a real and meaningful impact around the world by improving the lives of children, families and communities.