Wednesday, January 13, 2010

it's that easy

Text "Haiti" to the number 90999. If you are a customer of any major wireless carrier then that text will act as a $10 donation toward the Red Cross. The money will be added on to your phone bill. Don't worry, it's completely legitimate.

It's that easy. It's that simple. It's $10.00 added to a phone bill, an amount of money that you would spend on a lunch. It's a few thumb movements, a press of the send button. It's a tiny thing really, such a small amount in comparison to the misery that's overtaken that nation, but it's something. Sometimes something is all we can give. Sometimes something makes all of the difference in the world.

And after you text, spread the word. Tell your friends. Post it on your blogs, on your twitter, on your facebook. We as Americans have so much to give. Even those of us who are umemployed (cough, me, cough) have something to give. So give it. Don't think, don't hesitate. Act out of basic human compassion and empathy, those most powerful and most underrated of things.

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