U.S. Bankcard Services is deeply mournful for the aftermath of Typhoon Morakot in Southern Taiwan, and for the thousands of men, women, and children who have lost their homes
City of Industry, Calif. (PRWEB) August 27, 2009
In response to Typhoon Morakot's aftermath, merchant service provider U.S. Bankcard Services, Inc. has created a video to urge U.S. donations for disaster relief in southern Taiwan. Joined by the Tzu Chi Foundation and the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Los Angeles, U. S. Bankcard Services has created digital and print media to seek American donations for Typhoon Morakot disaster relief.
Since Typhoon Morakot's torrential rains ravaged southern Taiwan on August 8, 2009, there has been 123 confirmed deaths and more than 380 people presumed dead. More than 1.5 million were forced to evacuate their homes. 14,000 have been displaced, with 5,000 living in camps after their homes were destroyed by the most devastating typhoon to hit Taiwan in over half a century. Though the typhoon has since moved, large numbers of people are still without water or electricity, and there has been a significant damage to crops, livestock fisheries, forestry, and infrastructure.
"U.S. Bankcard Services is deeply mournful for the aftermath of Typhoon Morakot in Southern Taiwan, and for the thousands of men, women, and children who have lost their homes," says U.S. Bankcard Services President and CEO Chris Chang. "By creating this video, we hope to unite resources through media so we can pay tribute to the resilient and courageous Taiwanese spirit and aid those in need."
For maximum exposure, U.S. Bankcard Services has posted their video in YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, and other Web communities, such as the Chinese Yellow Pages. In addition, U.S. Bankcard Services has dedicated an exclusive website for the Typhoon Morakot disaster relief efforts (usbsi.com/88).
To donate through the Tzu Chi Foundation, please visit us.tzuchi.org to donate online; call the Typhoon Morakot Relief hotline at 1-888-9TZUCHI (1-888-989-8244) to donate using a credit card (line open from 9 AM to 6 PM, PST); or, write a check payable to "Tzu Chi Foundation" and mail to 1100 S. Valley Center Ave, San Dimas, CA 91773.
To donate through the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Los Angeles, please make checks payable to "TECOLA 88" and mail to 3731 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 700, Los Angeles, CA 90010; or, wire donations to the Disaster Relief Department (501C3 nonprofit organization). For more information, visit roc-taiwan.org.
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About U.S. Bankcard Services, Inc.
U.S. Bankcard Services, Inc. is a leading nationwide merchant service provider (MSP) of Elavon Global Payment Solutions, a wholly-owned subsidiary of US Bank. Since 1992, U.S. Bankcard Services offers competitive rates and superb customer service that is unparalleled in the credit card processing industry.