Texting your donations to Haiti

The Obama administration set up a special phone text number to allow people to very easily donate $10 to the Red Cross to help with the disastrous situation in Haiti following a major earthquake. So far, that program has raised over $5 million from over a half million different mobile phone users.

As of the last update, the number stands at $5.2 million. TechCrunch says: If you’re still interested, simply text HAITI to the number 90999.

This texting drive, being run through mGive, a non-profit working with the Red Cross, is also leveraging Twitter and Facebook to help get the word out there. Donations are said to be coming in to the tune of $200,000 each hour, coming close to $6 million raised at this point.


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