SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 17, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Xoom Corporation (Nasdaq:XOOM), a leading digital money transfer, has announced that it will contribute 100% of money transfer fees for all donations sent to the Philippine Red Cross (PRC) from Xoom.com in support of those affected by the recent earthquake. From today through October 31, customers can visit www.xoom.com/philippines to send a donation directly to the PRC's Peso bank accounts.
"The strongest earthquake to hit the Philippines in several decades has ruined homes, businesses and churches, triggered deadly landslides and has devastated much of the Central Philippines," said Julian King, Xoom's Senior Vice President, Marketing and Corporate Development. "Our hearts go out to those affected by the earthquake and our thoughts are with the victims and their families. Xoom is encouraging people to assist the Filipino community in their rescue efforts by donating to the Philippine Red Cross."
To make a donation to the PRC with Xoom, customers can follow these steps:
Step 1 – Sign up for a Xoom.com account, or sign in to your existing Xoom account.
Step 2 – Select Bank Deposit as the way in which you would like the money received.
Step 3 – Enter the following:
|Recipient Name - Philippine Red Cross (PRC)|
|(PRC) Bank Account Details: The following PRC bank account details will be needed at the time of the transaction to make their donation:|
|PRC Peso Account|
|Banco de Oro: 004530018647|
|Philippine National Bank: 375283500034|
|Enter Recipient Address and Phone Number|
|Philippine Red Cross|
|Bonifacio Drive, Port Area|
|Manila 2803, Philippines|
|Phone Number: 527-0000|
Note: In addition to the money transfer fee, Xoom generates revenue when it changes your dollars into a foreign currency.
Xoom is a digital money transfer provider, focused on helping consumers send money in a secure, fast and cost-effective way using a smartphone, tablet or computer. During the 12 month period ended June 30, 2013, Xoom's more than 915,000 active customers sent more than $4.3 billion to family and friends in 30 countries. The company is headquartered in San Francisco and can be found online at https://www.xoom.com/.
Robin Carr, Xoom