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Help Colorado Flood Victims with a $10 Text Donation

Posted by Elizabeth Same on Sep 20, 2013 1:22:00 PM

    

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It’s a flood of such immense proportions that even the usually unflappable National Weather Service is referring to it as “biblical.”  And although the rains have subsided the effects of the disastrous flood are far from over.  Some towns could remain uninhabitable for months.  At least 18,000 residential structures have been damaged.  One-hundred miles of roads need repairs and 35 bridges are washed out.  As many as 12,000 people were displaced during the flood.

Help Colorado FloodDon’t sit on the sidelines!  A text donation of $10 to the mGive Disaster Relief Fund will support efforts of organizations providing services to those in need (for a full list of organizations supported through this effort, visit www.helpcoloradonow.org).  

Donate now, by texting FLOOD to 80108 to give $10*. 

“In times of disaster, the fastest way to help victims is through donations and the most immediate way to contribute is with a text donation through your mobile phone,” said Bill Soards, president of AT&T Colorado.

“Anyone with a mobile phone can help Colorado in just four clicks,” says Jenifer Snyder, executive director of The mGive Foundation and native Coloradan.

You can also ask your friends on Facebook to get involved through our Facebook donation app, which integrates Facebook with text giving.  Simply visit our Facebook giving page atFacebook mobile donations https://www.facebook.com/mGive?sk=app_10660004333&app_data, copy the URL and paste it into your Facebook status. 

“A text donation is the most effective method to help flood victims in Colorado,” said Snyder.  “By reaching for your mobile phone to make a text donation you are extending a helping hand to Coloradans.  And we need your help right now.”

 According to the Emergency Management of the State of Colorado’s Department of Local Affairs, “Financial gifts are the best way to help.  Cash allows disaster agencies to purchase exactly what is needed.” 

Please help now with a $10 donation by texting FLOOD to 80108*.  And give your friends on Facebook the opportunity to be mobile heroes for Colorado, by sharing our Facebook donation app on your Facebook page.

Does this mSpire you to pull out your phone and text? Let us know in the comments below.

*$10.00 donation to The mGive Foundation. Charges will appear on your wireless bill, or be deducted from your prepaid balance. All purchases must be authorized by account holder. Must be 18 years of age or have parental permission to participate. Message and Data Rates May Apply. Text STOP to 80108 to STOP. Text HELP to 80108 for HELP. Full Terms: www.mGive.org/TPrivacy Policy

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