Red Cross Raises $10 Million For Haiti Through Mobile Fundraising
Web sites and mobile phones are helping individuals to contribute record amounts to Haiti relief efforts. Since launching it's mobile fundraiser on Tuesday, The Red Cross has raised over $10 million for the cause.
Though Text-To-Give donations may be held for up to 90 days before they reach their intended organization, these funds are essential to helping groups continue their work in Haiti, which will last far beyond this first week.
As HuffPost's Technology editor Jose Antonio Vargas wrote yesterday, new media and technology played a crucial role in dispersing information and funneling donations to nonprofits that will use them in relief efforts. Facebook and Twitter provided consistent updates and encouraged people to give online or via cell phone.
Haiti Text-To-Give Numbers:
•Text HAITI to 90999 to donate $10 to the American Red Cross
•Text HAITI to 25383 to donate $5 to International Rescue Committee
•Text HAITI to 45678 to donate $5 to the Salvation Army in Canada
•Text HAITI to 20222 to donate $10 through the Clinton Foundation
•Text QUAKE to 20222 to donate $10 through the Clinton Bush Haiti Fund
•Text HAITI to 864833 to donate $5 to The United Way
•Text SAVE to 20222 to donate $10 to Save the Children
•Text CERF to 90999 to donate $5 to The United Nations Foundation
•Text DISASTER to 90999 to donate $10 to Compassion International
•Text RELIEF to 30644 (this will connect you with Catholic Relief Services and instruct you to donate money with your credit card)