Using Text Messaging To Help Haiti

haiti-textMonday, January 18, 2010 – UPDATE – the there has now been over 2.1 million text message donations received and over $21 million raised for Haiti Relief Efforts.

Thursday, January 14, 2010 – The Red Cross has now raised over $3 million dollars through their text message campaign to help Haiti. By sending the text “Haiti” to 90999 you can donate $10 which is backed by the United States State Department. The text charge will be applied directly to your monthly cell phone bill.

The mobile fundraising effort was started on January 12, 2010 shortly after a devastating earthquake struck Haiti killing and injuring thousands.