Discover Will Match Donations for Hurricane Matthew Relief
Today, Discover announced it will match cardholder donations to the American Red Cross for Hurricane Matthew Relief. Discover has pledged up to $500,000 and will waive all transaction fees on credit card donations to the Red Cross for the foreseeable future.
The powerful story first made landfall in Haiti last Tuesday as a Category 4 hurricane. The hurricane killed hundreds in the Caribbean, and some reports indicate well over 800 people are dead in Haiti.
In the United States, Matthew killed at least 26 people, including 10 in North Carolina, 8 in Florida, 4 in Georgia, 3 in South Carolina and 1 in Virginia, according to ABC News.
Financial loss has not been calculated, but some analysts say this could be the costliest storm to hit the United States since Superstorm Sandy in 2012, which caused approximately $68 billion in damages.
“Hurricane Matthew has created an urgent need for assistance in Haiti, the Bahamas, and the U.S.,” said David Nelms, Chairman and CEO of Discover. “Our cardmembers and employees share a strong interest in supporting relief efforts and providing a means of doing so will help make their donations go further and assist more people.”