SMS action for Haiti: already more than 100.000 euro collected

Press release

On Monday January 18th at 10.00, the customers of mobile operators KPN Group Belgium/BASE, Mobistar and Proximus have already donated more than € 100 000 to the victims of the earthquake in Haïti. Until January 31st at midnight, customers can donate 1 euro by sending a sms message to the number 4666, containing the message “yes” or the code of the organisation they wish to support.  The revenue of the action will be donated in its entirety to help the victims. All information about the participating organisations can be found on the website www.sms4666.be and www.smshaiti.be developed by the technical partner MobileWeb.

 On Friday January 15th, the three mobile operators KPN Group Belgium/BASE, Mobistar and Proximus, in collaboration with MobileWeb, have launched a sms action to help the victims in Haïti. The customers of the three  operators have already sent more than 100.000 SMS messages by Monday morning 10 o’clock.

 The shortcode 4666 is available for all humanitarian organisations that wish to participate to this action. The Belgian Consortium for Urgency Situations and the Red Cross have already joined in.  To support the Consortium, people can send a SMS with the message “1212” to 4666. Donating to the Red Cross is possible by sending a SMS with the message “HAITI” to 4666. All information regarding the participating organisations can be found on the website  www.sms4666.be and www.smshaiti.be.

 Until January 31st at midnight, customers can send a SMS message at 1 euro to the number 4666 with the code of the organisation they wish to support. The mobile operators and MobileWeb will donate the entire amount to the different humanitarian organisations that participate to the action.

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