In response to the devastation caused by Hurricane Harvey, American Express Company (NYSE: AXP) today announced several ways it is helping customers and communities affected by the natural disaster.
- American Express is pledging a total of up to $250,000, including $150,000 for immediate disaster relief and up to $100,000 to match employee contributions, to assist the Red Cross with emergency measures in the areas affected by Harvey.
- Card Members can use the American Express ®Card or Membership Rewards® points for charitable contributions to organizations including the Red Cross through Members Give.
- The Company is providing a rebate of the applicable merchant discount rate to the national offices of the U.S. arms of the Red Cross, Save the Children, AmeriCares and United Way for charitable contributions for hurricane relief that Card Members make directly to the organizations using their American Express Card. The rebate, which will be given to the charities listed above, will apply retroactively to donations made to these organizations from August 25, 2017 through September 30, 2017.
American Express is working with customers in affected areas. Customers who need assistance can call 800-528-4800, tweet @AskAmex, or chat online with a customer care professional for help.
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