Deadly wildfires in both northern and southern California are threatening entire communities and forcing hundreds of thousands of people to evacuate. The fire is only 25 percent contained and is on track to become the most destructive fire in the state’s history. In southern California alone, the Hill and Woosley fires are threatening communities west of Los Angeles, burning more than 91,000 acres and have already destroyed nearly 400 homes.
Mastercard has donated $150,000 to American Red Cross California relief efforts. Together with the issuers, Mastercard is waiving any interchange related to donations through January 15, 2018 to specific charities including:
- American Red Cross
- Doctors without Borders
- International Rescue Committee
- Mercy Corps
- Save the Children
- World Food Programme
- World Vision
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 times like these, Mastercard is using the strength of the network, technology, insights and know-how to help the communities work to solve social and humanitarian challenges.
Join us in supporting the Red Cross https://www.redcross.org/donate/cm/mastercard-pub.html