SEATTLE, April 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ --
A month after an earthquake and tsunami struck Japan on March 11, 2011, a series of earthquakes and the unfolding nuclear disaster in Japan continues to affect the country. The Mobile Giving Foundation (MGF) wants to remind potential donors that they can still support relief efforts in Japan through text-to-give donations.
Mobile giving has become one of the easiest ways to send monetary relief to those affected by tragedy. By texting a keyword to a designated short code via a mobile phone in response to a "call to action," a small $5 or $10 donation can be made to aid the disaster victims in Japan.
The MGF works with North American operators to enable a 100-percent pass-through of funds raised by all the mobile campaigns listed in this alert, so that your entire donation goes to a recipient charity. Mobile carriers remain strong supporters of disaster relief efforts as highlighted by a recent Verizon announcement that states Japan-relief donations from Verizon and its employees have totaled over $800,000. Every major wireless operator in the US and Canada have made an extraordinary effort to ensure that wireless networks are available to support those in need.
"The destruction caused by the earthquake, tsunami and ensuing nuclear disaster in Japan will require a massive reconstruction effort," said Jim Manis, CEO of the Mobile Giving Foundation. "As a pioneer of mobile giving as a way of helping disaster victims, the MGF wants to remind everyone that wireless technology has proven to be a powerful force for social change and consumer empowerment, and we encourage mobile users to take advantage of this technology to give in any way they can."
The following organizations continue to have active mobile-giving campaigns that support relief efforts in Japan:
Text "JAPAN" or "TSUNAMI" to 20222 to donate $10
On behalf of Save the Children Federation, Inc.
Text "4JAPAN" or "4TSUNAMI" to 20222 to donate $10
On behalf of World Vision, Inc.
Text "MERCY" to 25383 to donate $10
On behalf of Mercy Corps
Text "JAPAN" to 864233 to donate $10
On behalf of UNICEF
The American Red Cross continues to accept donations on behalf of Japan relief.
Text "ASIA" or "ASIE" to 30333 to donate $5
On behalf of The Canadian Red Cross Society
Text "QUAKE" to 45678 to donate $10
On behalf of The Salvation Army in Canada
Text "CARE" to 45678 to donate $5
On behalf of CARE Canada
Text "WORLD" or "MONDE" to 45678 to donate $5
On behalf of World Vision Canada
For more information on these various campaigns and how mobile giving works, Jim Manis, the CEO of the Mobile Giving Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to helping other non-profits raise funds through mobile, is available to provide an overview.
Please contribute now.
Kathrine Dela or Valerie Christopherson
Global Results Comms, (GRC)
+1 (949) 608 0276
SOURCE Mobile Giving Foundation