Following the devastating earthquake and tsunami on the island of Sulawesi in Indonesia, the Western Union Foundation commits to providing support for the people affected by both the earthquake and tsunami.

The Western Union Foundation is proud to work with the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) to support the Indonesian Red Cross. The money raised through IFRC’s Emergency Appeal will go towards: shelter; livelihoods and basic needs; health; water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH).

The Western Union Foundation has committed an initial US$25,000 to the IFRC for the Sulawesi, Indonesia Earthquake & Tsunami relief efforts. The Western Union Foundation is also calling on Western Union® Agents to support the cause and will provide a 1:1 match of qualifying contributions from participating Western Union Agents, up to US$50,000. In total, contributions from the Western Union Foundation and Western Union Agents, through this comprehensive effort, could total up to US$75,000.

In the last few months, a series of devastating earthquakes and aftershocks have struck residents on the popular Indonesia tourist island of Lombok. The Western Union Foundation, along with local Agents, have donated more than US$31,000 to the IFRC to support relief efforts in Lombok.