Text-to-Donate Campaign Underway to Support Colorado Flood Relief Efforts

Verizon Wireless supports people in impacted areas.

By Elva Lima on September 13, 2013

As flooding continues in Colorado, Verizon Wireless is working around the clock  to maintain service for customers living in areas impacted by the flood.

The public can help relief efforts in Colorado by donating $10 to the American Red Cross through a text-to-donate campaign. To contribute, Verizon Wireless customers can text REDCROSS to 90999, and those who would like to give more can donate up to $50 via text. Text messaging fees will be waived, and 100 percent of each donation goes directly to the Red Cross. Verizon Wireless customers who pay monthly bills will see their donations on the next regular monthly bill. For customers using the company’s prepaid services, donations will be taken from customers’ prepaid balances.

Chris Lewter, regional president of the Mountain Region for Verizon Wireless says activating the text-to-donate campaign makes giving easy for customers.

“Our neighbors in Colorado have experienced some of the worst flooding in our state’s history, and we are mobilizing assistance for the agencies that are there to help them,” he said.

To further support relief efforts, Verizon has committed a $20,000 grant to disaster relief, and the Verizon Foundation will have a one-to-one match of employee donations – from $25 to $1,000 per employee – to the American Red Cross and any other eligible nonprofit organization providing relief efforts.