March 24, 2011

Why It Might Take Three Months for Your Text Donations to Get to Japan

text-to-donate.jpeg Donations by SMS worked well for Haiti. But donations by SMS may not reach Japan until three months later. Gizmodo explains why.

quotemarksright.jpgBecause Japan has been deemed a non-emergency situation and is under a different policy than what happened with Haiti. Here's the deal. For non-emergency donations, the carriers will only give the money you've donated once they have your money in their pocket, which means they have to wait until you pay your monthly bill (with the tacked on donation) before any money goes to Japan. Some say the process can take anywhere from 30-90 days.quotesmarksleft.jpg

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Related: - Americans Pledge Millions to Haiti, but Cash Flow Takes Weeks - depending on carrier

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