Text to donate? We’ve had a lot of questions about the messages flying around the Internet that you can text “Haiti” to 90999 and it will create a $10.00 donation to the relief efforts in Haiti following the horrible Hatian earthquake that has left hundreds of thousands dead, and many more injured and homeless.
It’s important to understand that the $10.00 will be charged to your cell phone bill.
And you can rest assured that the text-to-donate system of texting ‘Haiti’ to 90999 is not a scam, but set up by the Red Cross to aid in the Haiti relief effort.
Explains a Red Cross spokesperson about the ‘text to donate’ system, “We started the approach last year when we had a large number of disasters we were responding to, and it’s been a great way to reach large audiences of people and it’s a quick way to make a contribution and to support a cause.”