SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 8, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Xoom Corporation (Nasdaq:XOOM), a leading digital money transfer provider, 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 Typhoon Yolanda. From today through November 30, customers can visit www.xoom.com/philippines to send a donation directly to the PRC's Peso bank accounts.
"The most powerful storm ever to make landfall has hit the Philippines and has devastated much of the Visayas," said Julian King, Xoom's Senior Vice President, Marketing and Corporate Development. "Our hearts go out to those affected by this powerful storm and our thoughts are with the victims and their families. Xoom is encouraging people to help the Filipino community in their rescue and recovery 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 leading digital money transfer provider, focused on helping consumers send money in a secure, fast and cost-effective way using their mobile phone, tablet or computer. During the 12 month period ended September 30, 2013, Xoom's more than 997,000 active customers sent more than $5.1 billion to family and friends in 30 countries. The company is headquartered in San Francisco and can be found online at www.xoom.com.
Robin Carr, Xoom