Verizon offers text-message hurricane aid

September 2, 2005

Verizon Wireless customers will be able to make $5 donations to Hurricane Katrina relief via text message on their wireless phones.

Customers can send a message to 2HELP or to 24357 with the keyword "help." They will then be asked to confirm a $5 contribution to the Red Cross. The donation, which can be made up to five times for a total of $25, will be tacked on to the customer's next bill.

The donations will be accepted through Oct. 31 and will be earmarked for Katrina relief. They are also tax deductible, according to Verizon.

Copyright 2005 by United Press International

Explore further: Nation could double energy productivity

Related Stories

Nation could double energy productivity

February 20, 2013

Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) have long understood that using energy more efficiently can be just as beneficial as finding new ways to produce energy more ...

QandA with scott knowles: The politics of Hurricane Isaac

August 30, 2012

The prospect of dangerous winds, flooding and fire have been ominously looming over the Gulf Coast, but the level of destruction to the southern U.S. is not the only aftermath many Americans are awaiting from the storm dubbed ...

Study: family-controlled companies more socially responsible

November 14, 2011

Do family-controlled public companies behave differently than other publicly owned businesses? A new BYU Marriott School of Management study shows more socially responsible initiatives in public companies where the founder, ...

Reputation rules

May 30, 2011

In 2010, five of the world's leading companies — BP, Toyota, Goldman Sachs, Johnson & Johnson and Hewlett-Packard — battled major crises.

Mining destruction for data to help others

February 4, 2010

William Holmes was at his desk at a downtown San Francisco engineering firm when a message from the U.S. Geological Survey flashed onto his computer screen: A magnitude 7.0 earthquake had struck 10 miles from the Haitian ...

Recommended for you

Male seahorse and human pregnancies remarkably alike

September 1, 2015

Their pregnancies are carried by the males but, when it comes to breeding, seahorses have more in common with humans than previously thought, new research from the University of Sydney reveals.

Brazilian wasp venom kills cancer cells by opening them up

September 1, 2015

The social wasp Polybia paulista protects itself against predators by producing venom known to contain a powerful cancer-fighting ingredient. A Biophysical Journal study published September 1 reveals exactly how the venom's ...

Parasitized bees are self-medicating in the wild, study finds

September 1, 2015

Bumblebees infected with a common intestinal parasite are drawn to flowers whose nectar and pollen have a medicinal effect, a Dartmouth-led study shows. The findings suggest that plant chemistry could help combat the decline ...

0 comments

Please sign in to add a comment. Registration is free, and takes less than a minute. Read more

Click here to reset your password.
Sign in to get notified via email when new comments are made.