As you all know, a terrible tragedy struck the tiny nation of Haiti. Thousands are dead, missing or buried. Many, many more need our help. There are many ways to help, but, I believe, the best way we can all help—and these people will need us long after the earthquake has become a memory for most of us—is through financial support. There are at least two legit ways you can donate money and both involve something as simple as texting. Each text message is a ten dollar (US) donation and is put on your cell phone bill. It is a quick and easy way to help out. The first number, 90999, is the Red Cross. The second number, 20222, is the Clinton Foundation. The Clinton Foundation is run by the former first family. Like them or not, there is no denying that this family comes through when crisis’ such as these occur. In both cases, you can text ‘Haiti’ to either number and the ten dollar donation is put on your phone bill. It does take a while for an acknowledgement to come back.
What happens is after you text ‘Haiti’ to either or both numbers, you will get a return text message asking you to verify that you want to donate. Respond with ‘YES’ and the donation will be made. The Red Cross texted back in about a half hour. The Clinton Foundation took almost an hour. I suspect both are busy, so your mileage may vary.
Please do what you can. Haiti is one of the poorest nations on the planet, which is obscene given its proximity to some of the wealthiest nations on the planet. It is up to the rest of us to help them out.
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