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BBB Mobile Giving Foundation Continues To Urge Support For Hurricane Sandy Relief Through Mobile Giving

November 6, 2012

SEATTLE, Nov. 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ —

    What:      The quickest way to provide monetary relief to those
               affected by Hurricane Sandy is mobile giving.  By
               texting a keyword to a designated short code via a
               mobile phone, you can make a donation of $10 to aid
               the millions of people affected by this disaster.
               100% of your donation goes to the recipient charity,
               and the donation appears as a charge on your carrier
               bill (standard rates may apply).

    Who:       There are several organizations that are responding to
               this urgent need with mobile giving efforts,
               including the following charities that meet BBB Wise
               Giving Alliance standards:

              Text "REDCROSS" to 90999 to donate $10
              On behalf of the American Red Cross

              Text "GIVEUSA" to 777444 to donate $10
              On behalf of World Vision

              Text "RECOVERY" to 52000 to donate $10
              On behalf of the United Way of NYC.

              Text "BOWERY" to 20222 to donate $10
              On behalf of The Bowery Mission & Kids With  A Promise

              Text "LOVE" to 20222 to donate $10
              On behalf of the Humane Society of the United States

              Text :"STORM" to 80888 to donate $10
              On behalf of the Salvation Army

              Text "HUMANE" to 80888 to donate $10
              On behalf of  American Humane Association

               The BBB Mobile Giving Foundation works with North
               American cellular phone operators who enable this
               mobile giving service on a no cost basis.  Your
               entire donation goes to the recipient charity for
               their use in responding to this disaster and meeting
               their mission.  For more information on these various
               campaigns and how mobile giving works, visit BBB
               Mobile Giving Foundation, a non-profit organization
               dedicated to helping other non-profits raise funds
               through mobile. Jim Manis, founder and president of
               BBB MGF, is available for media interviews and to
               provide an overview of the mobile giving process.

    When:     Please contribute now.

    Reminder:  The BBB Mobile Giving Foundation urges caution when
               responding to emergency situations to ensure
               charities to which you are donating are, in fact,
               responding with transparency and accountability to
               the immediate issue.  Go to www.give.org for guidance
               provided by BBB Wise Giving Alliance.

    Contact:   Valerie Christopherson/
               Lora Friedrichsen
               Global Results Comms,
                                                    +1 (949) 608 0276

About BBB Mobile Giving Foundation

The Mobile Giving Foundation was founded in 2007 to create a “mobile giving channel” that empowers non-profit organizations and donors. Working with North America’s top mobile carriers, the Foundation enables the mobile channel for charitable giving by providing the organizational layer, operational guidelines and technical infrastructure for non?profit organizations and donors to use the incredible power and convenience of mobile technology. The Foundation is merging with the Council of Better Business Bureaus and adopting BBB Wise Giving Alliance standards to grow the mobile-giving channel, strengthen mobile-giving industry standards and accountability, assure donor confidence, and reinforce nonprofit acceptance of the mobile-giving medium. For more information, visit the Foundation website at www.mobilegiving.org and the BBB Wise Giving Alliance website at www.give.org.

About BBB:

For 100 years, Better Business Bureau has been helping consumers find businesses, brands and charities they can trust. In 2011, consumers turned to BBB more than 100 million times for Business Reviews on more than 4 million companies and Charity Reports on 11,000 charities, all available for free at www.bbb.org. The Council of Better Business Bureaus is the umbrella organization for 114 local, independent BBBs across the United States and Canada, as well as home to its national programs on dispute resolution and industry self-regulation.

SOURCE BBB Mobile Giving Foundation

Source: PR Newswire