Mobile Giving for Haiti Earthquake Relief Reached $30 Million in Donations

More Than 20 National Charities Working Toward Helping Haiti

Jan 21, 2010, 21:42 ET from Mobile Giving Foundation

SEATTLE, Jan. 21 /PRNewswire/ --




What:

Donations made via mobile phones for Haiti Earthquake Relief have reached $30 million across all the short codes reported the Mobile Giving Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping other non-profits raise funds through mobile.


Charities across the United States and Canada have helped raise $30 million through mobile giving campaigns. Their efforts will help more than 400,000 people affected by the earthquake. MGF will continue to report updated numbers based on data collected at 8:00pm Eastern.


How:

By texting a keyword to a designated short code via a mobile phone, a micro-donation of $5 or $10 can be made to aid the millions of people affected by this tragedy.  100% of your donation goes to the recipient charity, and the donation appears as a charge on your carrier bill, standard rates may apply.


Who:

As more organizations join the relief efforts in Haiti, additional short codes are available for making monetary donations to aid those affected by the recent earthquake:


Text the word "Yele" to 501501 to donate $5

Text the word "Haiti" to 501501 to donate $10

On behalf of the Yele Foundation


Text the word "Quake" to 20222 to donate $10

On behalf of The Clinton Bush Haiti Fund


Text the word "Haiti" to 20222 to donate $10

On behalf of the Clinton Foundation Haiti Relief Fund


Text the word "Haiti" to 52000 to donate $10

On behalf of the Salvation Army


Text the word "Hope10" or "UNICEF" to 20222 to donate $10

On behalf of UNICEF


Text the word "Habitat" to 25383 to donate $10

On behalf of Habitat for Humanity


Text the word "Haiti" to 40579 to donate $10

On behalf of the National Religious Broadcasters (NRB)


Text the word "Oxfam" to 25383 to donate $10

On behalf of Oxfam America, Inc.


Text the word "Save" or "Safe" to 20222 to donate $10

On behalf of Save the Children Federation, Inc.


Text the word "Give" or "World" to 20222 to donate $10

On behalf of World Vision Inc.


Text the word "Haiti" to 85944 to donate $10

On behalf of the International Medical Corps


Text the word "Haiti" to 25383 to donate $5

On behalf of the International Rescue Committee


Text the word "Care" to 25383 to donate $10

On behalf of Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere, Inc. (CARE)


Text the word "Live" to 25383 to donate $10

On behalf of AmeriCares, Inc.


Text the word "LWR" to 40579 to donate $10

On behalf of Lutheran World Relief


Text the word "AJWS" to 25383 to donate $10

On behalf of the American Jewish World Service


Text the word "Haiti" to 90999 to donate $10

On behalf of the American Red Cross in the U.S.


Text the word "Haiti" to 45678 (In Canada Only)

On behalf of the Salvation Army in Canada


Text the word "Haiti" to 30333 (In Canada Only) to donate $5

On behalf of Plan Canada


Text the word "Hope" or "Monde" to 45678 (In Canada Only) to donate $5

On behalf of World Vision Canada


Text the word "CAHAITI" to 20222 (In Canada only) to donate $5

On behalf of the Clinton Giustra Sustainable Growth Initiative


For more information on these various campaigns, a list of approved Application Service Providers and how mobile giving works, please visit (www.mobilegiving.org). Jim Manis, CEO and Chairman of the Mobile Giving Foundation, is available for questions and comments regarding mobile giving.

When:

Please contribute now.

Contact:

Ginny Edwards or Daniel Rhodes

Global Results Communications (GRC)

+1 (949) 608 0276

mgfpr@globalresultspr.com





SOURCE Mobile Giving Foundation



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