haiti text message red cross
Text "Haiti" to 9099 to make donation
haiti text message red cross
Text "Haiti" to 9099 to make a donation

Like everyone else, I’m astonished, saddened about the news, images and stories coming out of Haiti. You have to wonder: why Haiti, one of the poorest countries (80% of its 9 million residents live in poverty)? It puts everything in sharp, sobering focus. You know the headlines so I don’t need to repeat them here. CNN, though, calls it “absolutely catastrophic.” My work here at SSC seems hard to comprehend in light of this tragedy. I find myself somewhat embarrassed by it all.

I realize it’s just a small token effort, but every bit counts, so I thought I would mention the Red Cross International Relief fund. A donation is as easy as a text message.

Simply text the message “Haiti” to 9099 and a $10 donation will automatically be made, and charged to your cell phone bill.

The effort has raised over $1.2M to date. A drop in the bucket no doubt, but one more bit to add to the larger programs.

I have high hopes and expectations for the global community, and our leaders to take swift action. Also, I’m hopeful stories of inspiration, determination, perseverance will emerge.

Clinton shoots videos for Stark Insider. San Francisco Bay Area arts, Ingmar Bergman and French New Wave, and chasing the perfect home espresso shot 25 seconds at a time (and failing). Peloton: ClintTheMint. Camera: Video Gear