Thursday, January 14, 2010

Haiti Aid Goes Cellular as Texting Raises Millions Overnight

Jan. 15 (Bloomberg) -- The State Department’s “Text Haiti” campaign allowing people to donate to the Red Cross by mobile phone raised more than $1 million overnight.

People who send “Haiti” to 90999 as a text message via U.S. carriers can make a $10 donation that will automatically be added to their phone bill, said Jared Cohen, a policy planner at the State Department, in an e-mailed message.

“We have already raised $1.7 million in less than 24 hours from this,”

More here.

The Wife just did this. You should too.