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My Morning Dose of Quakes & Suicides.

It is terrifying to be reading of another bunch of suicides ( S.S.C student again ) & the Haiti earthquake on this day of ‘MakarSankranti’.

The Newspapers & most internet websites state that the quake was of 7 magnitude & which took more then a 100000 lives so far. I came across the Red Cross strategy which is nothing but an appeal made to donate money for the rehabilitation of earthquake victims. All you need to do is send an SMS to a number (different for different countries) to donate money which ranges from $5 to $10. The Red Cross  have had a donation of around $800000 so far.

This method of donating money is actually very simple and i don’t think that people would mind donating $5 through their mobile phones. It’s better then writing a cheque or dropping the money into drop boxes. At-least, now the people are assured that their money is going directly to Red Cross & their is no other hand ( or hands) between to grab a few cents for their own benefit. The Corrupt officials & others will be busy cursing modern technology now.

I just hope that the dead get the door they always wished for.

You can also donate to the Red Cross via SMS by texting “HAITI” to 90999 to donate $10. Or, you can text “YELE” to 501501 to donate $5 to the Yele Foundation, founded by Haitian musician Jean Wyclef.


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