Canadian Cell Phone Users Can Now Donate $20 via Text Message to RCMP
MONCTON, NB, June 6, 2014 /CNW/ - The Rotary Club of Moncton, in partnership with the Mobile Giving Foundation Canada (MGFC) and the RCMP Foundation, encourages Canadians to support the families of the RCMP Officers that
were slain in the Moncton shootings earlier this week.
Wireless phone customers from across Canada can make a donation to
support these families by simply texting the keyword MONCTON to the
shortcode 45678 to make a $20 donation. The donation will appear on the
customer's monthly wireless bill, and 100% of the donation will go
directly to the families of this week's fallen RCMP in Moncton care of
the RCMP Foundation.
"As the city of Moncton begins its healing from the unspeakable tragedy
of this week, we must look forward to the future needs of the families
that were impacted by this senseless crime," said Steve Beyea,
President of the Rotary Club of Moncton. "These families will need all
of our support not just today, but for the years ahead."
"A simple text message donation takes just seconds to complete", said
Bernard Lord, President of the Canadian Wireless Telecommunications Association (CWTA) and Chair of MGFC. "Mobile giving is a way in which Canadians
from coast-to-coast can immediately express their support for these
About the Mobile Giving Foundation Canada
The Mobile Giving Foundation Canada (MGFC) was founded in 2009 to create a "mobile giving channel" that
empowers non-profit organizations and donors. MGFC provides the
organizational layer, operational guidelines and technical
infrastructure for registered charities and donors to use the
incredible power and convenience of mobile technology. The mobile
giving channel gives Canadians a simple and immediate way to respond to
appeals from worthy causes and have their donation charged to their
wireless phone bill. 100 per cent of the donation is then remitted to
the designated charity. Mobile giving campaigns are supported by Bell,
Fido, Koodo, MTS, Rogers, Solo, TELUS, Videotron, Virgin Mobile and
WIND Mobile. For further information, please refer to the MGFC Web site
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SOURCE: Canadian Wireless Telecommunications Association
For further information:
613-233-4888 ext. 227