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SMS action for Haiti generates 426.672 Euro

In January 2010, MobileWeb and the three mobile operators KPN Group Belgium/BASE, Mobistar and Proximus organised the action SMS 4666 to raise money for the victims of the earthquake in Haiti.  People were offered the possibility to send a SMS message to contribute 1 Euro to the participating humanitarian organisations.   In a period of 1 month, a total of 426.672 euro was raised.

On Thursday April 15th, this amount was donated entirely to the participating organisations:  HAITI LAVI 12-12,  the Belgian Red Cross (Rode Kruis / Croix Rouge) and Doctors Without Frontiers (Artsen zonder Grenzen / Médecins Sans Frontières).

Radio 1212,  the joint initiative of the Flemish radio stations Joe FM, MNM, Q Music, Radio 2 and Studio Brussel has given an important stimulation to the action, generating more than 235.000 SMS messages in only 1 day.

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SMS action for Haiti extended: Already more than 420.000 Euro raised

The action “SMS 4666”, organised by MobileWeb and the mobile operators KPN Group Belgium/BASE, Mobistar and Proximus, has currently raised more than 420.000 Euro. Between the 17th  and the 29th of January, the clients of the mobile operators sent more than 420.000 SMS messages to the number 4666 to participate to the fund raising for the benefit of the victims of the destructive earthquake in Haiti. Because of this prove of national generosity, the  mobile operators and their technical partner MobileWeb have decided to extend the SMS action until the 15th of February at midnight.

Until february 15th, clients can still send an SMS with the code YES to the number 4666 to contribute to the aid to the victims in Haïti.  To support the Belgian consortium, an SMS with “1212” to 4666 will do.  A donation to the Red Cross is possible with the message “SOS” to 4666. Doctors Without Frontiers raise funds with the keyword “AZG” to 4666.   The mobile operators and their technical partner MobileWeb will donate all SMS donations in their entirety to the participating humanitarian organisations. On the website www.sms4666.be, MobileWeb gives more information about these organisations.

SMS 4666: MobileWeb and operators join forces to help Haiti earthquake victims

MobileWeb.be and the Belgian mobile operators Proximus, Mobistar and Base have joined forces to raise money for the victims of the earthquake in Haiti.

Tuesday January 12th, a severe earthquake with a magnitude of 7 on the scale of Richter has hit the poor western province of Haiti, a region of 2,2 million inhabitants.  The disaster has caused several thousands of victims, many severily wounded and an enormous material damage.  Several humanitarian groups and organisations have rushed to the disaster area to give support.

What can we do?
For every SMS message, containing the word JA or OUI sent to the shortcode 4666, you donate 1 euro to this action.  MobileWeb.be and the mobile operators have offered their services free of charge, so all donations will be entirely funded to the humanitarian organisations.
The action will run until January 31st.

Act now and help Haiti:

> send YES to 4666 (1 euro/sms)
> stuur JA naar 4666 (1 euro/sms)
> envoyez OUI au 4666 (1 euro/sms)

More info in the press releases (NL version/FR version) of the mobile operators.