I had a chance to speak with some of the passengers on my flight to Austin yesterday who were coming from all over the country to help with the Hurricane Harvey relief efforts.
To hear their stories about the tremendous impact on their friends and family makes me think that if everyone in my social media networks donated just $10 to the Red Cross to support Hurricane Harvey relief efforts, we could raise more than $750,000.
If you haven’t already made a donation to support Hurricane Harvey relief efforts, the Red Cross has made it easy to donate $10 – just text HARVEY to 90999 and your $10 donation will be made directly by your phone company to the Red Cross – your donation will be added to your next phone bill (No credit card needed).
How much impact can your SMS Text donation have on disaster relief efforts? According to the #RedCross, during Hurricane Sandy, 20% of all the money raised by the Red Cross to bring relief to the victims affected by the disaster, were from SMS Text donations.
Harvey is no longer a hurricane, but life-threatening flooding continues, overburdening resources in the country’s fourth-largest city and across the region.
Thank you for your support and to all the people of the Red Cross in their #HurricaneHarvey relief efforts. Text HARVEY to 90999 to donate $10. The Red Cross will acknowledge your donation with a reply text message.