Text2Help victims of the California wild fires

has to do anything for these people, but it’s times like these where a society can show its strength and unity, even if temporary. The Wireless Foundation and the American Red Cross are teaming up to provide disaster relief, resurrecting the Text2Help program, where anyone can send a simple text message to send a $5 donation to the cause.

Customers of participating wireless carriers textmessage the keyword “GIVE” to “2HELP” (24357). A $5 tax-deductible donation will be made to the American Red Cross for disaster relief efforts. Wireless providers taking part in the initiative send 100 percent of the pre-determined donation of $5 to the American Red Cross. Donations will appear on customers’ monthly bills or be debited from a prepaid account balance. Unfortunately, the carriers still collect normal text messaging rates for the messages is takes to make this donation.
For once, we’re not going to complain. Yes, it’s wrong that the carriers charge you for this text message. But it’s just two text messages (one outgoing, and we’re figuring an incoming confirmation). Shame on the wireless companies for profiting off this, but hey, whatcha gonna do? It’s not worth raising a stink over. The following carriers are on board with this program: Alltel, AT&T, Boost, Sprint, T-Mobile, and Verizon. [MobileActive.org]]]>

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