If you’re interested in donating to the Red Cross to support Hurricane Harvey relief efforts, text HARVEY to 90999 to donate $10. No credit card needed, as this is a carrier billing campaign, meaning the donation will be added to your wireless phone bill.
How much impact can SMS donations have on disaster relief efforts? During Hurricane Sandy, 20% of all the money raised by the Red Cross to bring relief to the victims affected by the disaster, were from SMS donations.
Harvey is no longer a hurricane, but life-threatening flooding continues in and around Houston, overburdening resources in the country’s fourth-largest city. To help support the Red Cross in their Hurricane Harvey relief efforts, text HARVEY to 90999 to donate $10.
As we said above, the Red Cross short code 90999 is using carrier billing, allowing this non-profit to add SMS donations directly to consumer’s wireless phone bills. To learn about carrier billing for non-profit SMS donations, and alternative methods for non-profits to accept text message donations, watch this video.
For more information on Red Cross text message donations, and to learn about other donation methods that are available at the Red Cross, click here.
Update: We’ve also learned the following other organizations are accepting text message donations to support Hurricane Harvey relief efforts.
Save the Children
Save the Children, an international organization devoted to protecting children all over the globe, has established “child-friendly” spaces in evacuation centers in Texas and is also providing food and water. Donations can be made on the organization’s website, and $25 donations can be made by texting HURRICANE to 20222.
Donors can text HARVEY to 80100 to donate $10 to GlobalGiving’s Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund. Terms: hmgf.org/t.