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MoneyGram backs Pakistan relief efforts

Minneapolis, August 26, 2010

MoneyGram International, a leading global provider of money transfer services, is donating $3 from qualifying remittances to Pakistan for flood disaster relief efforts managed by the Pakistan Red Crescent Society.

From August 20 through September 20, an amount of $3 from each transaction made to Pakistan will be donated to the American Red Cross to support relief efforts in Pakistan.

Participating countries in the region include Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Saudi Arabia and the UAE.

“The situation in Pakistan is one of the worst in recent memory and we want to do something to help people whose lives which have been devastated by the floods,” said Juan Agualimpia, MoneyGram’s chief marketing officer.

“We are maximizing our $3 per transaction donation by implementing it in MoneyGram’s leading send countries to Pakistan. We encourage our customers in these regions and throughout the world to join us in assisting the people of Pakistan who have lost so much as a result of the floods.”

All MoneyGram agents in Pakistan, including Bank Al Falah, MCB Bank and Wall Street Exchange, are currently conducting business and thus recipients can readily collect remittances, a company statement said.

In addition to sending through agents, customers in the US can also send money online at moneygram.com and the $3 donation will apply, it said.

“Remittances to Pakistan naturally increase during this time of Ramadan and Eid celebrations. We trust that will continue, making our mission to help Pakistanis even more successful,” added Agualimpia. – TradeArabia News Service




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