The situation remains dire in Haiti as relief efforts continue. The country and its displaced citizens desperately need your help.
If you want to make a donation to help Haiti through texting, here’s what you need to know:
- Salvation Army in Canada:
Canadians can donate $5 from any Rogers Wireless or Bell Mobility phone by texting HAITI to shortcode 45678. Donors receive a reply message asking them to confirm the donation with a YES reply.
- Rogers Wireless and Fido Customers:
Text message “Donate” to 1291 and $5 will be donated to the ONEXONE organization, which partners with international organization Partners in Health and other Haitian relief organizations.
Rogers Communications is also donating $250,000 in funds and goods to Partners in Health: Haiti and other relief organizations.
- Bell and Telus Customers:
The Salvation Army code will be available to Telus users starting Jan. 15.
Bell is donating $100,000 to the Canadian Red Cross Haiti Earthquake Fund.
-U.S. Cellphone Users:
Americans can make $10 donations to the American Red Cross Society by texting “Haiti” to 90999. That code does not work in Canada.
To support rapper Wyclef Jean’s Yele foundation, U.S. customers can text “Yele” to 501501 to make a $5 donation.
Regular telephone numbers:
•The Canadian Red Cross, 1-800-418-1111
•Canadian Organization for Development and Peace, 1-888-664-3387
•World Vision, 1-800-268-5528
•UNICEF Canada, 1-877-955-3111
•CARE Canada, 1-800-267-5232
•Medecins sans Frontieres, 1-800-982-7903