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Verizon Wireless Advances $2.98 Million In Donations From Its Customers To Red Cross


Jan 15, 2010, 5:09 PM
Verizon Wireless today transmitted $2,987,560 to the American Red Cross, representing dollars pledged by texting customers to the Red Cross relief effort for Haiti. This represents donations made by Verizon Wireless customers for the first two days of the campaign from 12:01 a.m. EST on Wednesday, Jan. 13 through 2 p.m. EST on Friday, Jan. 15.

As the outpouring of support continues from wireless users texting HAITI to 90999, the company said it would continue to advance funds pledged by Verizon Wireless customers and provide dollars to the Red Cross outside normal operation procedures.

Verizon Wireless president and CEO Lowell McAdam said, “President Obama and Secretary of State Clinton have challenged the American people to do...

Jan 15, 2010, 5:22 PM
Yeah, so are all the other carriers. T-Mo has the same setup. You text HAITI to the very same number. But good for them, and its nice to see this outpouring of support from people. Makes me feel a little less jaded.

Jan 17, 2010, 5:02 PM
This is great that Verizon is doing this, but I think T-Mo's actions are a lot more generous. What is VZW losing on doing this? Just the interest on the $3 mill. they had sitting in the bank. They are going to recoup most if not all via billing!! Go T-Mo FTW! 🙂

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