Monday, January 18, 2010

U.S. cellphone users donate $22 million to Haiti earthquake relief via text

The American Red Cross has received more then 22 million dollars via text message donations since the earthquake in Haiti this past week. Through a nonprofit mobile phone giving foundation established by the big four cell companies AT &T, T-Mobile, Sprint and Verizon and an aggressive campaign supported by the National Football League, cell phone users can text the word "Haiti" to the number 90999 and a $10.00 donation will be a added to the users bill and sent to earthquake relief.

In an act of good faith, Verizon has not waited for the cell users to pay to forward 3 million dollars to get money in the hands of the people who need it most.

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