As recovery begins from the devastating effects of Super Typhoon Haiyan, one of the strongest storms in recorded history, early reports estimate that more than 10,000 people are dead and tens of thousands of homes have been wiped out. It may be days or even weeks before the full extent of the destruction is known.
To assist with the support and resources that will be needed in the days and months ahead, MasterCard has committed $100,000 to both the World Food Programme and the American Red Cross for a total contribution of $200,000.
In addition, MasterCard is double-matching employee donations and instituting an interchange waiver for any US or Canadian transactions/donations through December 31st for the following organizations:
All contributions made to the American Red Cross will be passed on to the Philippine National Red Cross.