Haiti Relief Efforts

The devastation from the recent earthquakes in Haiti is enormous and the need for aid is great. As part of the world community, we wanted to post something for anyone who wishes to donate to the American Red Cross .

The fastest and easiest way is to use your cell phone:

Cellphone users can donate $5 to Haiti-born hip-hop musician Wyclef Jean’s Yele Haiti Earthquake Fund by texting the word “Yele” to 501501, or they can donate $10 to other nonprofit organizations, such as the American Red Cross, by texting the word “Haiti” to a specified number, like 90999.

You will not be charged standard texting fees but the donation will show up on your billing statement.

So far the donations from these texts has raised more than $10 million, at a rate of 10,000 texts per second.

Here are some articles explaining more about the relief efforts:
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/01/12/haiti-earthquake-relief-h_n_421014.html
http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSN1515046220100115?type=marketsNews
http://www.cnn.com/2010/LIVING/01/13/haiti.earthquake.how.to.help/index.html

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