I have always been an advocate of making donations where donations are needed. I’m not talking about the money hungry COs who dress as hobos and carry around collection cups. I’m talking about victims of poverty and natural disasters. I don’t sympathize with all who are in poverty, only with those that can’t do anything about it. If you lose all your money gambling, you should have watched 21 . Considering the recent hurricanes tearing through the lower United States, making a donation of as little as $5 helps. If you want to donate more, that’s great.
As Hurricane Gustav Hits Gulf Coast, Wireless Customers Can Use Text 2HELP Program to Send $5 Donations
Dallas, Texas, Wireless customers of AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T) can send $5 donations to the American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund by sending a text message from their mobile phones. A customer simply types the word GIVE and sends it to “2HELP” (24357). A confirmation message will arrive within a few minutes, to which the customer replies “yes” or “no”
The national Text 2HELP Initiative is a partnership between the American Red Cross and the Wireless Foundation, an industry coalition. The funds raised through the program go to the Disaster Relief Fund, which enables the Red Cross to provide shelter, food, counseling and other assistance to the victims of thousands of disasters across the country each year, including hurricanes like Gustav.
“AT&T is pleased to be a participating carrier in this program” said Ralph de la Vega, president and chief executive officer of AT&T Mobility. “In addition to the generosity of its subscribers, AT&T has donated $200,000 this year to the American Red Cross for emergency relief as part of a five-year, $1 million commitment”
Read the whole article at WebWire.com.
Every little bit helps. If you just had your house torn apart by a hurricane, wouldn’t you appreciate donations made by others?
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