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Help Gets Texted in for Haitian People

Good job people! Check this out below.

Cellphone users in the United States have contributed more than $11 million to Haitian earthquake relief through text messages in what is being hailed as an unprecedented mobile response to a natural disaster.

The Mobile Giving Foundation called it a “mobile-giving record” for funds raised for a single cause. Donations are rising swiftly, it said, as former President Bill Clinton and other politicians urge the American people to give.

Jim Manis, chief executive officer of the foundation helping to manage cellphone donations, said it was receiving up to 10,000 text messages per second. The foundation said more than $11 million has been donated.

Cellphone users can donate $5 to Haiti-born hip-hop musician Wyclef Jean’s Yele Haiti Earthquake Fund by texting the word “Yele” to 501501, or they can donate $10 to other nonprofit organizations, such as the American Red Cross, by texting the word “Haiti” to a specified number, like 90999.

The donation is charged to a user’s cellphone bill.

The American Red Cross said it has received more than $9 million in donations from more than 900,000 mobile phone users. Keep reading.

This reminds me of a favorite movie line, unrelated but related – you’ll see (or hear).

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January 16, 2010 Posted by | Did you know? | , , | Leave a comment

5.8 EARTHQUAKE OFF OF VANCOUVER ISLAND

From the AP: A 5.8 magnitude earthquake off Vancouver Island is the latest in a swarm that started Monday, but a Canadian scientist says it’s normal activity for the region.

The quake at 5:37 a.m. Thursday occurred six miles under the sea floor 97 miles west of Port Hardy, about 293 miles northwest of Vancouver, B.C.

Garry Rogers of the Geological Survey of Canada says it was too small to trigger a tsunami. He says there were two other quakes Wednesday in the same area with magnitudes around 5 and several tremors earlier in the week.

Rogers says it’s one of the more vigorous swarms in the last few years, but they are common in that area and not alarming.

August 28, 2008 Posted by | Did you know? | , , , , | Leave a comment