Digital-Age ask: Bennet gives out the digits to dial to help Haiti

Thousands are feared dead in sections of Port au Prince reduced to rubble by the earthquake that hit Haiti Tuesday. Colorado U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet asks you to help. Coloradans can simply text “HAITI” and their phone companies will send in their donations. Just don’t do it while you’re driving.

Bennet’s release:

Dear —-,

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As you may have heard, a 7.0 earthquake hit Haiti yesterday, devastating the capital, Port-au-Prince, and surrounding areas. We’re getting reports that thousands are feared dead, and thousands more missing.

Haiti is already one of the poorest nations in the world, and they are not blessed with the resources to deal quickly with a crisis like this. They need our help.

If you can, please make a contribution to the International Response Fund of the Red Cross.

Click here to give now:

Or text HAITI to 90999 on your cell phone to make an immediate donation of $10 from your phone bill.

Coloradans are always good neighbors in tough times, and I know that we will be there for our international neighbors now. Let’s be sure to keep those who have lost loved ones, or are suffering the anxiety of not knowing, in our thoughts and prayers.

If you or anyone you know is looking for information on family members in Haiti, call the U.S. State Department toll-free at 1-888-407-4747 for help.

Thank you.


Michael Bennet
U.S. Senator

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