Phoenix, Arizona - Wells Fargo & Company announced a $250,000 donation to the American Red Cross to assist with relief efforts in areas of central Mexico that were devastated by a September 19 earthquake. This donation will help the Red Cross assist with preparedness, relief and recovery efforts following the 7.1 magnitude earthquake that killed more than 200 people, injured hundreds more and destroyed buildings and key infrastructure throughout the region. Wells Fargo has maintained a presence in Mexico since 1860.
“Our thoughts are with all of those impacted by this devastating earthquake and we are committed to helping them recover and rebuild as quickly as possible,” said Walfer Mejia, Wells Fargo’s country manager for Mexico.
To assist its customers who have family and friends affected by the earthquake, Wells Fargo also announced that it will waive transfer fees for ExpressSend® remittances sent from an eligible account to Mexico through October 6, 2017. The first remittance sent under each Service Agreement must be initiated in person at a Wells Fargo branch, though customers with an existing checking or savings account may be able to initiate their first remittance by calling the Wells Fargo Phone BankSM. Subsequent remittances may be initiated at a Wells Fargo retail banking branch, by calling Wells Fargo Global Remittance Services at 1-800-556-0605, or through Wells Fargo Online® at wellsfargo.com. Beneficiaries can receive funds at 11,600 locations and 16,900 ATMs in Mexico.
“We know many of our customers are eager to send money to help family and friends pay for critical needs like food and water, medical bills and home repairs, and we’re proud to help our customers send every possible dollar back home,” said Daniel Ayala, head of Wells Fargo's Global Remittance Services Group. “We stand in solidarity with the people of Mexico.”
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