Those trying to help the devastated country of Haiti have found a clever way to turn our collective addiction to our BlackBerrys and cell phones into a powerful fundraising force: The State Department is urging people to text the word HAITI to the number 90999.
With that little message, a $10 donation goes to the Red Cross and Mercy Corps, who are organizing relief efforts. The donation will show up on your phone bill.
And it gives you an excuse for fiddling with your phone during a meeting Hey, Im donating to the Haiti earthquake effort, OK?
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Former Sen. Scott Brown, R-Mass., candidate for U.S. Senate in New Hampshire, holds his hand over his heart during the singing of the national anthem as he waits to take the stage for his town hall campaign rally with Sen. John McCain at the Pinkerton Academy in Derry, N.H., on Monday, Aug. 18, 2014.