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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United We Dream protesters carry a mock coffin to the office of Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, in the Dirksen Senate Office Building on Monday, July 21, 2014, to hold one of their "funeral services for the Republican Party" due to GOP positions on immigration. The immigration reform group visited several other Senate Republican offices to hold similar funeral services.