First Data sending mobile POS devices to help retailers hit by Hurricane Harvey

First Data is sending free mobile payment devices to Houston in a move to help retailers and businesses get back up and running as soon as possible following Hurricane Harvey.

The commerce-enabling technology company is sending thousands of Clover Go mobile credit and debit card readers to business owners impacted by the natural disaster. The goal is to help the local economy rebound as quickly as possible, and the effort includes free device installation and discounted pricing.

Business owners can also get a free device by visiting or by calling a toll-free customer service hotline at 1-844-882-2438, according to a press release.

“The lessons of 9/11, Hurricane Katrina and Superstorm Sandy remind us that one of the most crucial steps toward recovery is to help small business owners open their doors and start serving their customers,” Frank Bisignano, chairman and CEO of First Data, said in the release. “Whether a business needs to replace a payment device damaged in the storm, or set up shop in a temporary location with a mobile payment reader, we hope that our efforts can help impacted businesses get up and running quickly.”

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