Mobile donations to Haitian relief top $7M

Americans have donated more than $7 million to relief for the earthquake in Haiti via text message, according to the Mobile Giving Foundation, including more than $5 million to the American Red Cross. Meanwhile, mGive said it was working with carriers to cut down the time it takes for the money to actually be delivered--some reports have pegged it at 90 days. Operators are pitching in to do what they can. AT&T Mobility said it is making a $50,000 donation to Télécoms Sans Frontières (TSF) to support their relief work on disasters in Haiti and around the globe. Sprint, too, is making a $50,000 donation to the American Red Cross International Relief Fund. T-Mobile USA said it would allow customers to make phone calls to Haiti for free, and will be providing wireless equipment such as generators and phones to help the recovery effort. Verizon Wireless is opening a Haiti Relief Connection Center in Miami to help the local Haitian-American community connect with family and friends in Haiti. Article

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