MasterCard Worldwide Provides Support for Japanese Relief Efforts | EON: Enhanced Online News


PURCHASE, N.Y.–(EON: Enhanced Online News)–MasterCard Worldwide announced that it will provide support for the Japanese relief efforts following the tragic earthquake and tsunami. Interchange fees on Japanese relief donations that are made using U.S. issued MasterCard cards to the following organizations will be waived: American Red Cross, AmeriCares, Doctors Without Borders, International Rescue Committee, Save the Children and World Vision.

In Canada, interchange fees on Japanese relief donations that are made using Canadian issued MasterCard cards to the following organizations will be waived: Canada Helps, Canadian Red Cross, Doctors Without Borders, International Rescue Committee, Save the Children and World Vision.

In addition to waiving interchange fees, MasterCard will also donate revenues generated by charitable contributions made to these organizations through May 15, 2011.

MasterCard’s support also includes a $250,000 corporate donation to the relief efforts and is double-matching employee contributions to the Japanese disaster relief funds of those charities listed above. MasterCard will continue to update our response to the disaster on our website as more information becomes available.

via MasterCard Worldwide Provides Support for Japanese Relief Efforts | EON: Enhanced Online News.

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