Suspend Fees to Flood Ravaged Philippines
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Suspend Fees to Flood Ravaged Philippines

    1. Petition by

      Josh Stuart

      TORONTO, Canada

You’ve probably heard about the devastating flooding in the Philippines - with over 120,000 families affected.

According to news reports from this morning close to 1000 people have already died with many more at risk.

The people of the Philippines need help and while an international aid effort is underway from the International Red Cross and others, one place where the people of the Philippines aren’t getting any help is Western Union.

Over $17 billion in remittances flow into the Philippines each year and at a time like this they need every dollar.  That’s why we’re calling on Western Union to suspend all fees on remittances to the Philippines until the crisis has ended.

Sign the petition calling on Western Union to suspend all fees for remittances to flood ravaged Philippines.

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    1. Reached 500 signatures


    Reasons for signing

    • Theresa Wall ISLA VISTA, CA
      • almost 3 years ago

      because it's immoral and unethical to make money on contributions to ease suffering in times of crisis ... and mostly because it will not cause western union any hardship whatsoever to do so ..... thinking of all the positive press it would provide western union I am wondering why they haven't already done this?

    • Ruth Rogers WOOLWICH, ME
      • almost 3 years ago

      If they build ocean-going house boats and the floods come, then they will stay afloat. Do not build land houses, build house boats.

    • Kitty Anna LUTZ, FL
      • almost 3 years ago

      it is the right thing to do. Large corporations suddenly stopping during a crisis where need help is wrong.

    • Andrew Heugel BREWSTER, NY
      • almost 3 years ago

      Some corporations have no common sense when it comes to the need to suspend their greed during major disasters

    • natasha heston OTTAWA, CANADA
      • almost 3 years ago

      No one or no business should be able to profit from war or natural disaster.


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