With the recent earthquake disaster in Haiti, many organizations have set up the ability to send donations via cell phone text messages. All you have to do is text a certain number and your preset donation amount will be sent to the organization.
For Example, the Red Cross has set up a relief donation text. If you send a text “Haiti” to 90999 and $10 will be donated. You will receive a text back asking you to confirm the donation.
Prepaid Cell Phones and Donations
The question comes up, “Can I send a text donation from a prepaid cell phone?” The answer is a resounding yes you can. Just make sure that you have adequate balance on your account to cover the donation.
Prepaid or Contract Cell Phones
Prepaid cell phones have come a long way. There’s not much that a prepaid cell phone can’t do that a contract phone can do. So, put more time on your phone and donate.
Visit the American Red Cross website to find out more about helping in the Haiti relief efforts.