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Haiti SMS Donation Program Raises $11 Million in the US

Mobile phone users in the US have contributed more than $11 million to Haiti Earthquake Relief through SMS donaiton. The Mobile Giving Foundation received up to 10,000 text messages per second. The foundation said more than $11 million has been donated through various text message donation programs. The American Red Cross said it has received more than $9 million in donations from more than 900,000 mobile phone users. Yele Haiti fund had raised $2 million via text messages. Mobile providers have waived fees for customers wishing to send mobile donations. […]

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SMS Donation and Twitter Trends on Haiti Earthquake

Twitterverse has responded to the 7.0-magnitude Haiti earthquake tweeting calls to support various relief efforts by donating via Texting or Online Donation. According to, 4 of the 10 most popular topics posted on Twitter were related to Haiti. Twitter Trending Topics related Haiti earthquake were Help Haiti, Yele, Red Cross and Pat Robertson and Text.To donate $5, text Yele to 501501 and $5 will be automatically charged to your cell phone bill. Text HAITI to 90999 to donate $10 to the American Red Cross. […]