Verizon Wireless customers can now text-to-donate to the Texas Disaster Relief Fund to support recovery efforts in West, Texas. Established in 2005 following Hurricane Rita, the fund provides assistance to individuals and communities recovering from a disaster.
Customers can donate $10 by texting TEXAS to 80108. Those who would like to give more can donate up to $50 via text. Text messaging fees will be waived and 100 percent of each donation goes directly to the Texas Disaster Relief Fund. 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.