Giving back to communities affected by the destruction of Hurricane Sandy is simple with the use of mobile phones.
Several nonprofit organizations have launched text-to-donate campaigns. Verizon Wireless customers can make a $10 donation by texting the numbers listed below:
- REDCROSS to 90999 to support the American Red Cross
- STORM to 80888 to give to the Salvation Army
- HUMANE to 80888 for the American Humane Association
- UWHC to 52000 to the United Way of Hudson County, N.J.
Customers who would like to give more can donate up to five times their original donation. For example, customers making a $10 donation can give up to $50.
Text messaging fees will be waived, and 100 percent of each donation goes directly to the organizations. Verizon Wireless customers who pay monthly bills will see their donations on the next regular monthly bill. For customers using the company’s prepaid services, donations will be taken from customers’ prepaid balances.
For more information on Verizon Wireless efforts related to Hurricane Sandy, visit the Emergency Information Center.