As of sixteen hours ago, Americans with cell phones had raised $11 million for relief in Haiti through sending text messages to relief phone numbers.
If you haven’t seen these numbers yet, here are several easy ways to donate small amounts of money. Your donation is added into your cell phone bill.
Relief organizers are reminding people—like me—who are tweeting and blogging about this--to actually make the calls themselves. That’s a good point. In my effort to round up numbers for my post, I initially forgot to make the calls myself.
I chose Yele Haiti, which is working with Haitian-born singer Wyclef Jean to mobilize their effort. You can $5 donations up to six times to Yele Haiti.
Text YELE to 501501 to donate $5 to Yele Haiti, which is working with Wyclef Jean.
Text HAITI to 90999 to donate $10 to the American Red Cross
Text HAITI to 25383 to donate $5 to International Rescue Committee
Text HAITI to 45678 to donate $5 to the Salvation Army in Canada
Text RELIEF to 30644 to get automatically connected to Catholic Relief Services and donate money with your credit card
Text HAITI to 864833 to donate $5 to The United Way
Text CERF to 90999 to donate $5 to The United Nations Foundation
Text DISASTER to 90999 to donate $10 to Compassion International