Hurricane Florence made landfall near Wrightsville Beach, N.C., on Friday, and continues its turmoil, devastation and upheaval. Recovery and rebuilding efforts will take time, and help is needed urgently.
Mastercard will make a donation of $200,000 to American Red Cross and also partner with the organization, among others, to expand aid delivery that can help those who have been impacted take care of their needs faster and hopefully return to a state of safety, calm and comfort sooner.
Together with our issuing banks, we are waiving any interchange related to donations through November 15, 2018 to a variety of charitable organizations supporting those impacted by the recent natural disaster. Specific charities include:
- American Red Cross
- Doctors Without Borders
- International Rescue Committee
- Mercy Corps
- Save the Children
- World Vision
- World Food Program USA
The company is also working closely with FEMA to share information on which stores, gas stations, hotels and ATMs are up and running so that the organization has the information it needs to help support communities in crisis.
During difficult times like these, we are always reminded of what our priorities are. As so many reach out to support those in need, Mastercard will continue to use the strength of our network, technology, insights, and know-how to help the communities where we live and work solve social and humanitarian challenges.
Join us in supporting the American Red Cross: https://www.redcross.org/donate/cm/mastercard-pub.html/