03/18/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

How You Can Help the People of Haiti

If you want to do something to help the people of Haiti -- or do more -- then text the word Haiti to 90999 today. Your action will immediately donate $10 to the Red Cross. Using this method will ensure that all $10 go directly to the Red Cross, and the major US wireless carriers won't even charge you for the text itself. It is the most efficient means to get your money to those who need it most.

In any crisis, the response in the early days is the most important and will save the most lives. Acting now could literally save a life -- today, this weekend, or next week. So please don't wait.

And if you can send this message on to others through the web, e-mail, Facebook or Twitter, please do. This method has already raised $8 million from over 700,000 people. Our hope is that we double that in the next few days.

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