How Canadians can donate by text message to Japan earthquake, tsunami relief efforts
Canadian aid groups are accepting donations via text message for relief efforts in Japan.
Making a micro-donation to help the response to the massive earthquake and tsunami is as simple as pulling out your mobile phone and doing the following:
”¢ Texting “ASIA” to 30333 to donate $5 to the Canadian Red Cross.
”¢ Texting “QUAKE” to 45678 to donate $10 to the Salvation Army.
”¢ Texting “GIVE” to 45678 to donate $5 to the UNICEF.
According to the Mobile Giving Foundation Canada, this service is available to Bell, Fido, Koodo, Rogers, Telus, Solo, and Virgin Mobile customers.
To make your donation count, you must reply to a confirmation message.
Donations show up as one-time charges on your next cellphone bill.
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