Subscribers on AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile can donate $25 to the American Red Cross Hurricane Isaac relief efforts by texting the word “DONATE” to 90999. Verizon subscribers can donate $10.
The mGive Foundation, announced that it has initiated a $25 mobile donation trial to help with Hurricane Isaac relief.
The mobile donation trial raises the maximum mobile donation amount from $10 to $25 for the first time in disaster relief text campaigns.
Verizon Wireless waives text messaging fees for disaster relief and 100 percent of each donation goes to American Red Cross and Salvation Army relief efforts.
Although the $25 donation amount will only be available to the American Red Cross, the wireless industry is currently exploring the impact of higher donation limits.
This mobile donation trial for the American Red Cross’s relief campaign for Hurricane Isaac is designed to assess the validity, effectiveness, and donor response to a $25 donation level in times of disaster. Currently, donors can give $5 or $10 donations to other charities that use mobile donation campaigns.
You can also donate directly online at the American Red Cross website.
$25.00 donation to American Red Cross. Charges will appear on your wireless bill, or be deducted from your prepaid balance. All purchases must be authorized by account holder. Must be 18 years of age or have parental permission to participate. Message and Data Rates May Apply. Text STOP to 90999 to STOP. Text HELP to 90999 for HELP.