NEW YORK and WASHINGTON, June 28, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In celebration and honor of Independence Day, Veterans Call, a revolutionary fundraising app, today launched its #DoubleDonation initiative to give back to veterans, active-duty military and their families. From June 28 to July 4, Activistic, the company that developed Veterans Call, will double every donation made through the app, up to $50,000. For this initiative, Veterans Call has partnered with award-winning actor, Marine combat veteran and philanthropist J.W. Cortes to underscore the importance of supporting organizations that provide for America's service members and their families.
"America's veterans, active-duty service members and their families don't always get the help they need," said Dylan Breslin-Barnhart, Activistic's Vice President of North America. "We built Veterans Call to simplify giving back to veterans and active-duty military, and over 50,000 Americans have answered the call thus far and downloaded the app to make a difference."
Veterans Call is the first veterans' giving app that utilizes patent pending technology. Americans can make a small, secure donation ($1.25 or $2.50 weekly) that is added to their monthly phone bill. Each donation is held and processed through a reputable collection partner, Mobile Giving Foundation.
"Having served nearly thirteen years in the United States Marine Corps, I'm excited to partner with Veterans Call to raise awareness and funding for America's veterans, service members and their families," said J.W. Cortes, actor and Marine combat veteran. "While Fourth of July is a day full of celebration, it is key we honor and continue to support those who fought for our freedom."
With Veterans Call, eighty five percent of each donation goes directly to the charities. While the fundraising platform is not classified as a nonprofit, based on its efficiency level CharityWatch would reward the app with an 'A' ranking. CharityWatch considers a charity to be highly efficient when their end calculations produce a program percent of 75 percent or higher.
About Veterans Call
Veterans Call is a pioneering fundraising app that supports organizations that provide for America's veterans, active-duty service members and their families.
The Veterans Call app, launched in December 2015, utilizes patent pending technology allowing users to donate small amounts through their monthly cell phone bill, saving them from providing bank or credit card details. Subscribers are able to give as little as $5 a month, which is just $1.25 each week, and elect one of ten charities to support during the donation process. The app also enables users to stay connected with their chosen charity, to see how their donation is making a difference.
Veterans Call unites a national community of donors and enables every American to positively impact the lives of service members and their families in just a few clicks.
Activistic is revolutionizing the giving industry. Activistic has developed a pioneering micro-donation technology that seamlessly connects and engages the world's ~2 billion smartphone consumers with charities and causes.
Activistic's technology ensures the lowest possible cost to both the donor and the industry via an efficient collection technology that enables regular payments or contributions utilizing a mobile phone network.
In addition, Activistic's platform is equipped with a powerful engagement tool, providing a highly efficient and impactful way of distributing key events and fundraising results to build traction and increase transparency with a group's donor base.
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