According to the International Business Times:
Chilean officials estimating the damage of Chile’s earthquake say that as of Tuesday, 796 people have died, roughly 2 million people have been affected and 500,000 homes have been damaged.
Much like was done for Haiti, mobile cell phone companies are waiving texting fees and then charging the donations made by text to the cell users bill.
AT&T, Verizon Wireless, Sprint and T-Mobile so far are on board. Here’s the text codes so far:
- Text the word “CHILE” to 25383 to donate $10 on behalf of the Habitat for Humanity
- Text the word “CHILE” to 20222 to donate $10 on behalf of World Vision
- Text the word “CHILE” to 52000 to donate $10 on behalf of the Salvation Army
- Text the word “CHILE” to 90999 to donate $10 on behalf of the American Red Cross.
If you’d like to give more:
Another organization, the Adventist Development and Relief Agency, said it is using a different kind of mobile giving program, Mobile Cause’s “Text2Donate.” Donors can give any amount of money by texting “27138,” then the word “CHILE” with a dollar amount after the word “CHILE” — for example, “CHILE 25” for a $25 donation.
Donors will then receive an automated call back from Mobile Cause to get a credit card number for the donation.