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BBB Mobile Giving Foundation Continues To Urge Support For Hurricane Sandy Relief Through Mobile Giving

Updated List of Available Short Codes to Donate in the U.S.

SEATTLE, Nov. 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --


The quickest way to provide monetary relief to those affected by Hurricane Sandy is mobile giving.  By texting a keyword to a designated short code via a mobile phone, you can make a donation of $10 to aid the millions of people affected by this disaster.  100% of your donation goes to the recipient charity, and the donation appears as a charge on your carrier bill (standard rates may apply).


There are several organizations that are responding to this urgent need with mobile giving efforts, including the following charities that meet BBB Wise Giving Alliance standards:


Text "REDCROSS" to 90999 to donate $10

On behalf of the American Red Cross


Text "GIVEUSA" to 777444 to donate $10

On behalf of World Vision


Text "RECOVERY" to 52000 to donate $10

On behalf of the United Way of NYC.


Text "BOWERY" to 20222 to donate $10

On behalf of The Bowery Mission & Kids With  A Promise


Text "LOVE" to 20222 to donate $10

On behalf of the Humane Society of the United States


Text : "STORM" to 80888 to donate $10

On behalf of the Salvation Army


Text "HUMANE" to 80888 to donate $10

On behalf of  American Humane Association



The BBB Mobile Giving Foundation works with North American cellular phone operators who enable this mobile giving service on a no cost basis.  Your entire donation goes to the recipient charity for their use in responding to this disaster and meeting their mission.  For more information on these various campaigns and how mobile giving works, visit BBB Mobile Giving Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to helping other non-profits raise funds through mobile. Jim Manis, founder and president of BBB MGF, is available for media interviews and to provide an overview of the mobile giving process.


Please contribute now.




The BBB Mobile Giving Foundation urges caution when responding to emergency situations to ensure charities to which you are donating are, in fact, responding with transparency and accountability to the immediate issue.  Go to www.give.org for guidance provided by BBB Wise Giving Alliance.


Valerie Christopherson/Lora Friedrichsen

Global Results Comms, (GRC)

+1 (949) 608 0276

[email protected]

About BBB Mobile Giving Foundation

The Mobile Giving Foundation was founded in 2007 to create a "mobile giving channel" that empowers non-profit organizations and donors. Working with North America's top mobile carriers, the Foundation enables the mobile channel for charitable giving by providing the organizational layer, operational guidelines and technical infrastructure for non‑profit organizations and donors to use the incredible power and convenience of mobile technology. The Foundation is merging with the Council of Better Business Bureaus and adopting BBB Wise Giving Alliance standards to grow the mobile-giving channel, strengthen mobile-giving industry standards and accountability, assure donor confidence, and reinforce nonprofit acceptance of the mobile-giving medium. For more information, visit the Foundation website at www.mobilegiving.org and the BBB Wise Giving Alliance website at www.give.org.

About BBB:

For 100 years, Better Business Bureau has been helping consumers find businesses, brands and charities they can trust. In 2011, consumers turned to BBB more than 100 million times for Business Reviews on more than 4 million companies and Charity Reports on 11,000 charities, all available for free at www.bbb.org. The Council of Better Business Bureaus is the umbrella organization for 114 local, independent BBBs across the United States and Canada, as well as home to its national programs on dispute resolution and industry self-regulation.

SOURCE BBB Mobile Giving Foundation

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