|By Business Wire||
|August 30, 2012 07:44 PM EDT||
C Spire Wireless is making it easy for customers to help individuals and communities that have been impacted by Hurricane Isaac with the launch today of a mobile giving program.
Customers can use their mobile phones to make a $10 donation that will aid American Red Cross relief efforts in the aftermath of the massive, slow-moving storm, which caused extensive flooding, wind damage and knocked out power to more than 700,000 homes and businesses in the Southeast since making landfall earlier this week as a Category 1 hurricane.
All of the funds donated will be passed directly to the American Red Cross to provide shelter, food, counseling and other assistance to victims and communities affected by Hurricane Isaac. To donate $10 to Red Cross relief efforts, customers can type the word “REDCROSS” and send it to 90999 via text message from their mobile device.
“Our thoughts and prayers go out to all of the individuals, families and communities that are dealing with the immediate aftermath of this hurricane and all of the flooding and damage caused by the extended tropical weather conditions over the last couple of days,” said Kevin Hankins, chief operating officer for C Spire Wireless. “We’re committed to using wireless technology to keep customers connected in times like these and to make it easy to support victims of this hurricane.”
A confirmation text response will be sent to each customer to confirm the donation. All donations will appear as a line item on the customer’s bill.
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