Western Union to help U.N. response agencies
| 12.13.2007 | 07:32:52 | Views: 4900 | ID:
December 13 '07: Western Union has announced a new partnership with the United Nations' Central Emergency Response Fund by being the first corporate donor to the international response and aid agency. In a press release Western Union said its corporate donation would help on-going humanitarian and response operations around the world.
The donation was made through the company's Western Union Foundation - a vehicle for international aid. Officials at the U.N. said they were delighted at the cooperation from the international corporation because it would help to reach fundraising goals while allowing for additional resources to response programs in several hard-hit areas of the world.Currently, the Western Union Foundation has supported nearly 50 disaster relief operations as well as providing for humanitarian service. U.N. officials said the foundation pledged $100,000.
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