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Texting in the U.S. raises $11 million for Haiti relief

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 17 Jan 2010 20:57 User comments (4)

Texting in the U.S. raises $11 million for Haiti relief American texters have helped raise $11 million for Haitian earthquake relief, either by donating $5 or $10 to different funds specifically created to help those in need.
The Mobile Giving Fund says the figure is a record for a single cause, and that the company was seeing up to 10,000 texts per second.

Users can send $5 to to the Yele Haiti Earthquake Fund by texting the term "yele" to 501501. Other organizations, such as the American Red Cross have similar situations but users will have to look up the numbers.

The Red Cross has received $9 million, and the Yele fund about $2 million.

Carriers T-Mobile, AT&T, Sprint and Verizon have waived all texting fees if you want to donate.

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4 user comments

117.1.2010 21:30

I donated $10 to the American Red Cross earlier today when they were advertising it during the football game.

218.1.2010 1:38

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I donated $10 to the American Red Cross earlier today when they were advertising it during the football game.
Grats.

319.1.2010 20:15
llongtheD
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I think its a good cause, although I wonder how much of each $10 actaully makes it to those in need. After "administrative costs" that is.

420.1.2010 8:34

i bet most of the texting for donation come from kids/teenagers. a lot of parents will be piss when they get their February cell phone bill statement and find out that their kids been texting for donation without the parent permission.

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