Salvation Army Asks Donors to Assist Haiti Relief Efforts with a $10 Mobile Phone Donation

Wireless Factory provides The Salvation Army with one time $10 mobile phone donation platform to help in relief efforts.
 
 
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Feb. 20, 2010 - PRLog -- Miami, Florida - In the wake of the devastating earthquake in Haiti, the Salvation Army is asking donors to assist relief efforts in a new and exciting way by texting “HAITI” to 52000 on their mobile phones. The text message will automatically provide a one time $10 donation to disaster relief efforts in Haiti. Wireless Factory (www.wirelessfactory.com), with offices in Denmark and Miami, FL, is partnering in the effort by focusing on the infrastructure for the fast and efficient mobile donations.

The Salvation Army, which has had a presence in Haiti since 1950, has already sent more than 80,000 pounds of emergency food and water to the earthquake ravaged nation and is continuing to mobilize resources. Back in the US, The Salvation Army prepared and packaged over one million ready-to-eat meals at the El Dorado Convention Center in El Dorado, Kansas for Haiti.

In Haiti, the Salvation Army facility, or compound, was itself severely damaged. The compound includes a home for children; a school for over 1,500 youth; a medical clinic; and a church. The facility is less than 10 minutes from the National Palace, which was destroyed following the magnitude 7.0 earthquake in January. According to reports from Salvation Army staff in Port au Prince, no one in the compound was injured during the earthquake, but the children’s home, the clinic and church all suffered major damage. Several smaller buildings, including residences, have collapsed completely. The facility is in an area known as St. Martin that is home to predominantly poor living in the nation’s capital.

The Salvation Army is in the midst of its largest international relief effort since the Tsunami in 2005

• More than 700 officers stationed in Haiti are responding to the needs of the people there.

• 42 Salvation Army disaster response workers from the U.S., Canada, the U.K. and other countries, including 14 medical personnel, have been sent to Haiti and are administering aid.

• Assessment teams have been in the country since Friday, January 15, planning a long-term response to help people rebuild their homes and lives.

• The Salvation Army is working with the Hatian government, the U.S. military, FEMA, the United Nations, other NGOs and its corporate partners to implement a broad response to the tragedy.

Donors can immediately assist relief efforts using a new and efficient donation method by texting “HAITI” to 52000 on their mobile phones. A one-time donation of $10 will be added to the user's mobile phone bill or deducted from the donor's prepaid balance. Wireless Factory (WF), which manages the technically advanced mobile platform for the Salvation Army, is a fast growing gateway company with offices in Denmark and South Florida. Focusing on the infrastructure for the mobile donation market, WF ties telecommunication companies, media, advertisers, and providers of mobile services together with Donors to provide them a fast, secure donation experience. Wireless Factory partners with organizations to provide advanced technology and international coverage.  WF supplies a simple API for access to mobile users throughout Europe, Asia, the Middle East and North America.

For More Information:

Melody Page
Wireless Factory
mp@wirelessfactory.com
www.wirelessfactory.com
305.534.9070

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Wireless Factory (WF), which manages the technically advanced mobile platform for the Salvation Army, is a fast growing gateway company with offices in Denmark and South Florida. Focusing on the infrastructure for the mobile donation market, WF ties telecommunication companies, media, advertisers, and providers of mobile services together with Donors to provide them a fast, secure donation experience. Wireless Factory partners with organizations to provide advanced technology and international coverage. WF supplies a simple API for access to mobile users throughout Europe, Asia, the Middle East and North America.
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