MINNEAPOLIS – MoneyGram International (NYSE: MGI) today announced that is extending through Jan. 31, 2010 its special pricing of $1 USD (and similar pricing in foreign currencies) for money transfers to Haiti from any of MoneyGram’s 186,000 locations throughout the world.
The company also said that 40 of its money-transfer agent locations in earthquake-stricken Haiti are currently operational and able to receive transfers, including three in Port au Prince and five locations in surrounding cities.
MoneyGram agent locations operating in the capital city of Port-au-Prince are located at 26 Rue Jean Paul; Rue Capios 70; and Rue de la Reunion 28. Additional functioning agents are located in the following Haitian cities:
FOND DES BLANCS
LA VALLEE DE JACMEL
TROU DU NORD
Specific address information for these agent locations can be found at http://promo.moneygram.com/haiti. Overall, MoneyGram service in Haiti consists of approximately 130 agent locations operated by Unibank, Rapid Transfe, FONKOZE and Grace Trading. More than half of these locations are within affected areas.
“We are working as hard as we can, in concert with our core relationship banks, authorities conducting relief efforts and our functioning local agents in Haiti, to help restore the flow of funds to the Haitian people. Through our worldwide agent network, we are also providing updated information to senders on agent locations in Haiti where their loved ones can receive transactions,” said Dan O’Malley, executive vice president of the Americas at MoneyGram. “As the recovery progresses and cash becomes more available for payout, more agent locations will come online again. We will provide periodic updates on agent availability as the situation develops.”
In addition, through Feb. 13, customers can visit any MoneyGram ExpressPayment U.S. agent location and use the Red Cross code 3886 to send a donation to the American Red Cross.