Please Repost This

My friend Shannon, aka The Disaffected Scanner Jockey, has the coolest gChat status message going right now.  It reads:
I wish that every time somebody is tempted to use Haiti to make a political point, they would instead use that energy to kick $10 over to the Red Cross. Just text “HAITI” to 90999 and the $10 charge shows up on your cell phone bill, no self-righteousness required.

So go do it, it’s a really easy way to help the people of Haiti who are dealing with unimaginable tragedy.


5 Responses to Please Repost This

  1. Shannon says:

    Cooler than my last message? I believe that was, “I just found an email ‘boylover2000@aol,com’ in my company database and I don’t know what to make of this.” High praise indeed.

    The prior was funnier, but the latter was infinitely cooler.

  2. k8 says:

    No self-righteousness required. Amen.

    I love the fact that new media, technology, etc. are being used to great effect to help others.

  3. brookem says:

    i did this yesterday. super easy.

    I may or may not have done this from some random phone I found at the bar other night.

  4. Vie says:

    I was so happy when I found that on Wonkette. It’s good to feel like you can do something – even if it’s not much. Especially when it’s so simple.

    When we feel so powerless, it is especially nice to be able to contribute something.

  5. Yes. Just… yes. Shannon, well said; RR, thanks for posting.

    My pleasure, thank you.

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