The technique for texting a donation is pretty fast and simple: Enter a five- or six-digit code into your cell phone, along with a single word in the body of the text, such as Haiti. The donation amount is added to your next phone bill...

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2,147 hits 4.0 (1 vote) Share Favorite | Flag 11 years ago by KikiPeepers

Would you/Will you text to help people in Haiti?
The technique for texting a donation is pretty fast and simple: Enter a five- or six-digit code into your cell phone, along with a single word in the body of the text, such as Haiti. The donation amount is added to your next phone bill...

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11 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Thursday 1/14/10 - 6:28:24 PM EST (GMT-5)
No. I'm selfish. And broke.
11 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Thursday 1/14/10 - 6:35:12 PM EST (GMT-5)
I donated £10. Not an astronomical amount, but I hope it goes some way to helping.
11 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Thursday 1/14/10 - 10:12:01 PM EST (GMT-5)
I'm poor
11 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Thursday 1/14/10 - 11:54:17 PM EST (GMT-5)
I would donate, if I had any spare money
11 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Thursday 1/14/10 - 11:55:56 PM EST (GMT-5)
I donated $10.. I live at home right now. I probably should be paying rent but I haven't been. I feel that I owe a bit to those suffering more than I am
11 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Friday 1/15/10 - 7:28:29 PM EST (GMT-5)
If they would organize such a thing here I probably wouldn't do it because that money would be trapped in a bank account somewhere like the money people donated back in 2007 with the deadly fires of August.

If I'd want to donate then I'd organize something myself and send it with people who would go there and help out.
11 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Saturday 1/16/10 - 1:26:30 AM EST (GMT-5)
I tried the text thing but it didn't work..so I donated through zynga on facebook
11 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Saturday 1/16/10 - 2:17:35 AM EST (GMT-5)
absolutely

doing it right now
11 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Wednesday 1/20/10 - 12:02:45 PM EST (GMT-5)
Here's a huge list of places to text/donate to...

Haiti relief: Finding the best ways to help
11 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Wednesday 1/20/10 - 12:10:12 PM EST (GMT-5)
done
11 yrs ago - Wednesday 1/27/10 - 10:20:33 PM EST (GMT-5)
11 yrs ago - Wednesday 1/27/10 - 10:40:49 PM EST (GMT-5)
Did you even read that article?
Only the actual government, already ridiculed for graft in the past, is getting that one penny you've linked to.

I think you just saw the title of that link and decided it would be a good addition to your thread. Like always.
11 yrs ago - Wednesday 1/27/10 - 10:49:51 PM EST (GMT-5)
Maybe I would if it were my phone bill to pay.
11 yrs ago - Thursday 1/28/10 - 12:04:04 PM EST (GMT-5)
On Wednesday 1/27/10 - 10:40:49 PM immortal_1 wrote:
Did you even read that article? Only the actual government, already ridiculed for graft in the past, is getting that one penny you've linked to.


You are SO naive if you think that other 99 cents is going directly to Haitian citizens. Try reading it again.
11 yrs ago - Thursday 1/28/10 - 10:00:06 PM EST (GMT-5)
Did I say that all of the money was going to Haitians?
No.
I said that the article you provided was specifically about the Haitian government and how they are getting less than typical from the US, due to past allegations of graft. You made it seem like it was absolutely despicable that the Haitian government was getting so little when even the president of that country said it was probably for the best to have the money spread out through the non profits.

There is nowhere in my post that could make any sane person think that I thought every single aid cent was going to Haiti. Here is the direct quote from the article which shows the general breakdown.
11 yrs ago - Thursday 1/28/10 - 10:00:18 PM EST (GMT-5)

"Each American dollar roughly breaks down like this: 42 cents for disaster assistance, 33 cents for U.S. military aid, nine cents for food, nine cents to transport the food, five cents for paying Haitian survivors for recovery efforts, just less than one cent to the Haitian government, and about half a cent to the Dominican Republic."

You seem to think that money should only be given to the Haitians, but what about food? Medicine? Aid workers? Sure, a lot of those things go down there for free but MOST of that stuff costs money and someone, somewhere along the line, is going to want to get paid.

Besides, what would the Haitians do with just money? They need infrastructure, clean water, food, medicine, clothing and aid. That is a major part of the "typical American aid dollar."

So you can shove all that nonsense back up your ass where it came from and stop calling me naive.
11 yrs ago - Tuesday 2/2/10 - 8:40:59 PM EST (GMT-5)
You're right - I didn't realize how bad it was...

A generous world's aid backs up in Haiti
11 yrs ago - Monday 2/8/10 - 4:39:51 PM EST (GMT-5)
How sad...be careful who you donate to!

FBI tackling rising number of Haiti scams
11 yrs ago - Monday 2/8/10 - 4:48:29 PM EST (GMT-5)
No, but I put a bunch of money in one of those collection thingies.



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