Wednesday, January 13, 2010

To Help Those in Haiti

The Mobile Giving Foundation has already raised more than $375,000 today to go toward relief and rescue efforts in Haiti following the devastating earthquake that leaves thousands dead and devastated an already struggling country. There are countless ways to help -- whether you have the means to travel to Haiti to lend a hand, or you simply have $10 to spare in donation -- and the following text-message-based services are available:

***Text the word "Yele" to 501501 to donate $5 to the Yele Foundation, the leading contributor to rebuilding Haiti founded by Wyclef Jean.

***Text the word "Haiti" to 25383 to donate $5 to the International Rescue Committee.

***Text the word "Haiti" to 85944 to donate $5 to the Rescue Union Mission and MedCorp International.

***Text the word "Haiti" to 90999 to donate $10 to the American Red Cross.

***Text the word "Haiti" to 20222 to donate $10 to the Bill Clinton Foundation.

***Text the word "Haiti" to 45678 (In Canada Only) to assist the Salvation Army in Canada.

When you make a donation through text message, 100 percent of the proceeds go to the foundation in question, and the charge will later show up on your cell phone bill. Donating via text message is a quick and easy way to do your part to help those in such desperate need in Haiti.

Five or 10 dollars might not sound like much, but if 100 people donate $10, that comes out to $1,000 of aid. Every little bit helps; you don't have to pull back building parts and cry in front of TV cameras to save lives.

Sometimes, just texting can help.

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