I hope this finds you well. Thank you for all your twitter direct messages and posts to our Facebook page. I am the person that manages both accounts on behalf of the organization.
While we as a company are very troubled by the current situation in Nigeria, both Western Union and the Western Union Foundation, by policy, focus relief activity by providing support and aid to communities effected by natural disasters only. For more information how we have helped the people of both Haiti and Chili (sic), I invite you to read the following press releases:
I have enjoyed reading your blog and noticed you are collecting money to send for a donation via Western Union. As a dissatisfied consumer, please let me extend the offer of a promotional code worth 50% off your next transaction. Please let me know if this is of interest and I will retrieve the code for you.
Western Union and the Western Union Foundation, through the Our World Gives program, continue to support programs and initiatives that provide communities access to better education and economic opportunity. One example of this support is the African Diaspora Marketplace project, which awarded 14 grants of $50,000 -$100,000 to 14 start-ups in Sub-Saharan Africa. More information can be found at the following: http://ir.westernunion.com/press/releasedetail.cfm?ReleaseID=437594.
Thank you again for reaching out to us.
The Western Union Company