Ria Opens Up Its National Network of More Than 10,000 Locations for Donation Collection
Company Pledges $35,000 Corporate Donation to TeletonUSA
BUENA PARK, Calif., Dec. 10, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Ria Money Transfer ("Ria"), the world's third largest money transfer company and subsidiary of Euronet Worldwide Inc., (NASDAQ:EEFT) has partnered with nonprofit organization TeletonUSA to help raise funds for children with disabilities for the fourth consecutive year.
The company once again made its U.S. network of over 10,000 Agents and company-owned stores available for donation collection. Through the generosity of their customers, Ria was able to raise $129,000 to directly benefit children. Additionally, the company made a corporate donation of
$35,000 bringing the total amount raised for TeletonUSA to $164,000.
"We are fortunate to have the opportunity to open our hearts and network for TeletonUSA," said Ria's President & CEO, Juan Bianchi. "Since 2012, Ria has had the privilege to serve as a donation collection partner, helping to raise funds for children with disabilities. We are proud to be part of an initiative that gives back to the communities we serve and are always humbled by the generous spirit shown by our customers during this campaign."
The month-long donation drive culminated with a 30-hour televised, all-star charity event, which aired on Univision on December 4th and 5th. Ria representatives Rosario Escarpita, Managing Director Americas, with
Armando Chavez, VP of Store Operations, presented the $35,000 check to TeletonUSA.
Rossana Corona, Treasurer for Fundacion TeletonUSA commented, "Our mission represents a great opportunity for community engagement, since most individuals seek to support organizations that share their same values and connect with them emotionally. We are thankful to Ria for making their network available to support our fundraising efforts. TeletonUSA offers a proven and much-needed model of care for children with physical disabilities in the U.S. and the generous spirit of many Ria customers will now allow more children to get the rehabilitation and care they need."
TeletonUSA is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that funds, builds and operates the Children's Rehabilitation Institute of TeletonUSA (CRIT USA). CRIT
USA's mission is to serve children in the United States with neuromusculoskeletal disorders through comprehensive treatment and therapy, which promotes full development and integration into everyday life.
For more visit, www.teletonusa.org
Ria is a global leader in money remittances and is a recognized benchmark in both quality and service. Ria initiates transfers through a network of sending agents and company-owned stores located throughout North America, Latin America, Europe and Asia-Pacific as well as online from the United States at www.riamoneytransfer.com.
Ria's current global network spans 147 countries with services in over 287,000 locations. Ria is steadfast in its commitment to customers and remains ingrained within the communities in which they live. For more information visit www.riafinancial.com and www.riamoneytransfer.com
Ria is a subsidiary of Euronet Worldwide, Inc. (Nasdaq:EEFT), a worldwide leader in processing secure electronic financial transactions.
For further information, please contact:
Alex Coss, Sr. Marketing Manager
1 (562) 345-1869
Sian Bennett, PR & Communication Manager
(+34) 658 856 134
Source: Euronet Worldwide, Inc.
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