Over $10 million in donations have been raised by mobile phone users

Over $10 million in donations have been raised by mobile phone users
In times of crisis, donations from strangers for a worthy cause brings the best out of everyone – even after the tragic events that have ravaged Haiti. We’ve already witnessed the impact of what a mobile phone can accomplish – like how a trapped woman was able to send a text message and subsequently rescued. Donations have been pouring from a variety of outlets, but wireless users provided over $10 million in donations for the efforts in Haiti; according to the Mobile Giving Foundation. Out of the $37 million that the Red Cross has received from donations, roughly $8 million of that have emanated from mobile phones. Jim Manis, Mobile Giving Foundation’s CEO, has been noted saying that an estimated 10,000 donations are being sent a second using SMS to other foundations like the Red Cross and Wyclef Jean’s Yele Haiti Earthquake Fund. As the country recovers from this natural disaster, clearly the willingness of people using mobile phones has really been highlighted.

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8 Comments

1. Galen20K

Posts: 576; Member since: Dec 26, 2008

Good Job everyone! We all helped soften the blow of this major disaster, it really does unite us all in no other way. REGARDLess of our Carrier or phone lol

2. vzw fanman

Posts: 1977; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

3 million dollars have been raised from verizon customers alone. and they have already sent the money to the red cross. go VERIZON.

6. n0gar2

Posts: 71; Member since: Oct 19, 2009

VZW should match those donations.

3. haleynoelle

Posts: 1; Member since: Jan 15, 2010

I think this is a bunch of bs!!! Where were all of these countries when we had 911? Where were they when we had hurricane katrina? We are always the first ones to slep in and give our money...... our taxes are even paying for Haiti....... When do we get relief? BS

4. Legacystar

Posts: 131; Member since: Dec 31, 2009

they assume we are rich so they don't think about it. it's like if you see a tree fall on some mansion, you don't bother helping the ower cause you assume he has the money to get it fixed. what you didn't ask is if he's fileing bankrubtcy

5. phone333

Posts: 331; Member since: Feb 04, 2009

-I guess they assume if we can spent a few billions in a fake war, a few millions in a real disaster might not be such a big deal !!!

7. rhomaion

Posts: 187; Member since: Sep 23, 2009

Yay, now we are also supporting a country that has no moral backbone and where all the citizens practice witchcraft or who knows what... Maybe the earthquake was supposed to be a wake-up call? I think so.

8. CANUHEARMENOW

Posts: 26; Member since: Jan 07, 2010

phone333 youre an idiot. period

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