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article imageRed Cross uses text messaging to raise funds for Haiti

By KJ Mullins     Jan 13, 2010 in World
The Red Cross has turned to cell phone messaging to raise money for those suffering the aftermath of Tuesday's earthquake in Haiti.
As of 5:30 p.m. Wednesday evening (EST) the Red Cross has raised over than $800,000. Using cell phone text messaging the Red Cross is using modern technology to get funds quickly reports Mashable.
If you want to give simply text Haiti to 90999. The text will cost you $10. The text is being backed by the United States State Department.
The Red Cross also has donated $1 million from the International Response Fund. Red Cross workers around the globe have been deployed to help in the relief effects for those affected by the quake.
At the time of the earthquake there were Red Cross staffers in Port-au-Prince, Haiti.
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