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You can donate $10 to Haiti relief by texting “Haiti” to 90999.

Basic info about this mobile giving program:

We have received more than $3 million as of 9 a.m. EST – through a third party mobile fundraising effort to support our relief efforts in Haiti.

100% of the donations will go to support the Red Cross relief efforts in Haiti.

  • The mobile fundraising effort launched on January 12, approximately three hours after the earthquake struck Haiti. The program is powered by Mobile Accord and the MGive Foundation in coordination with the U.S. State Department as part of its ongoing support of this disaster response.
  • We are grateful this mobile fundraising opportunity, and for the support of the State Department and other government leaders to draw attention to this important program (and thousands of tweeters!)
  • The needs in Haiti are tremendous and we want to thank the people who continue to donate and help the American Red Cross meet that need. Raising this amount of money $10 at a time is a true testament to the American spirit.
  • People who want to help those affected by the Haitian earthquake can also make a donation to the American Red Cross International Response Fund at Redcross.org or by calling 1-800-RED-CROSS.
  • Donors using this technology may opt in to receive future updates, but will not be solicited again without this consent nor will their personal information be shared with other organizations.
  • An average of 91 cents of every dollar the American Red Cross spends is invested in humanitarian services and programs.

133 Responses to “Your Mobile Giving by State”

  1. doesn’t work as the subject- keyword invalid notice. i’m with at&t…..i’m confused!

  2. Just donated my $10. Response was instant from my carrier. So easy! And so well worth it!

  3. To Ted and Jade, this may have not been broadcasted before you sent those messages but the news just reported that there are no text messaging charges for this services. Your account, if your service is provided by an American cell phone company, will not be charged for messages containing donations to this service. Hope this helps!

  4. […] to your phone bill and 100% of the money will go to the Haiti Disaster Relief Effort. You may click here to read more about this […]


  6. Thank goodness the word is getting out about this. Send out emails, texts, tweets, facebook, myspace… HOWEVER! Just get out the word. Prayers are coming your way Haiti.

    Something is better then nothing. Thank you for getting this together.

  7. I received a text message from Red Cross saying that my donation has been received and I would not receive anymore messages. But, about 10 minutes later I received another message saying it may take up to 48 hours to register my donation on my mobile account. I have received that message 12 times already! Is this happening to anyone else?

  8. When my boyfriend donated via texting 90999, he immediately received TEN texts confirming his donation and other informational texts back from the Red Cross…he is now very annoyed that so many texts came back that he said he will never donate that way again. He finally just turned his phone off. I’m afraid that others are getting the same texts back and won’t donate ever again. Is there a way for the Red Cross to NOT DO THIS?!? Its doing more harm than good.

  9. I spent a long time on the phone with Sprint. The text message donations aren’t working because they are overwhelmed with them…. that a great thing! keep trying. obviously off hours will work best! thanks to all that care!

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  11. Thank you for doing this. I don’t have charge cards but wanted to help. Thanks again,

  12. […] (DigitalGlobe)….<more> + Text “Haiti” to 90999 (American Red Cross)….<more> + WATCH Help for Haiti for updates to this initial […]

  13. […] » Your Mobile Giving by State […]

  14. To fix the problem for the expired shortcode message, call your mobile phone company. I called and it turned out that my number had been blocked from using shortcodes. They said that this is the issue for many experiencing this problem. Hope this helps

  15. […] If you’re interested in sending a $10 donation to Haiti you can text “HAITI: to “90999.” You can also make a donation through the American Red Cross website. […]

  16. I donated… I heard a story on WWJ (my local radio station) about a father carrying his young child from the rubble of their home. She had a fractured scull and two broken legs and they were seeking help. What if this were you and your child.

  17. What GUARANTEE are you offering the public that you will give all the money to Haiti? You BLEW it with 911 and had alot of excuses for why victims of 911 didn’t get the money. PLEASE set a new standard for your organization. I did not donate to you and selected Doctors Without Borders instead because you have lost credibility in my eyes.

  18. […] total donation in $10 increments in less than three days, coming from all corners of US. (here is a map of donations by state on mobile […]

  19. Sure, donate $10 to the cause, 7 cents ends up in Haiti…when will you learn? Didn’t our own natural disaster of Katrina teach any of you?

  20. Snowman – An average of 91 cents of every dollar the American Red Cross spends is invested in humanitarian services and programs. Additionally, all of the funds raised from texts to 90999 will go to Haiti relief, not our International Response Fund.

  21. @ Jade: the messages I received from 90999 said they were free messages, and I think the messages I had to send also were. So I don’t think you will incurr that $1.20 you mentioned.

  22. […] Or donate to American Red Cross by texting “Haiti” on your mobile phone to 90999 and $10 will be added to your next monthly phone bill (see Red Cross’ blog post about this program here). […]

  23. SPRINT USERS! I just called Sprint, and the reason we are getting invalid and error messages when texting 90999 and typing Haiti is because as a service to You, the customer, they block all shortcodes so that you are not bothered with incoming shortcodes (spam). I called Sprint, they took the block off while I text 90999 and typed Haiti and I then DID get a confirmation that i donated. It’s an extra step, but I do Appreciate Sprint for blocking those in the first place.

  24. If you are getting a “shortcode” from number “9230” and an error message when you try to donate, see how to solve it at this link:


  25. be careful to put 3 9s on that. 90999 not 9099. there is a lot on tne internet about random texts and scams from 9099.

  26. Shortcode has expired. Sorry Haiti and Red Cross. Saw it on superbowl but not working.

  27. Cellphones will change the country if they’re accessible to everyone financially. Think about each and every male and women, possessing a private cellular phone; By the Way, I like this site. I discovered it on Yahoo. I might come back and write some more.

  28. […] making a donation directly to the Red Cross, either via their official donation website or (according to the Red Cross' official blog): You can donate $10 to Haiti relief by texting “Haiti” to […]

  29. thanks for doing the mobile way!. shud be extended to other places like the present destructive floods in pak and china..

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  31. This is evidence that humans still have goodness in their hearts, while their brothers in need, help no matter how small would be very valuable for those affected by disaster, salute to all who still have a concern in their hearts

  32. Mobile giving is going to be the future of donations. The red cross is the one that needs to take the lead on this because in my opinion they are the most honest charity out there and they help so many many people

  33. […] to increase its pledge amount based on these "guaranteed" funds. From the Red Cross' Gloria Huang:"The American Red Cross pledges a certain amount of money to go to relief in Haiti […]

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