Five of 13 companies that U-S Senator Richard Blumenthal called on last week to waive processing and transaction fees for donations to Newtown, have complied with the request. He sent letters to five fundraising websites and one four wireless companies calling on them to waive processing and transaction fees for donations made to organizations providing relief to Newtown.
Blumenthal praised MasterCard, Visa, Discover, and American Express for heeding his call to waive the fees for donations to United Way Sandy Hook School Support Fund. PayPal/eBay decided to waive fees for any donation made in relation to the tragedy.
Blumenthal says contributors can do worthy causes and themselves a favor by donating through organizations that charge no fee.