The American Red Cross is reporting it has received $8 million through phone text messages that add $10 to a person's phone bill.
USA Today is reporting that total Haiti donations from Americans are on track to break records. Here are the records to beat:
After Hurricanes Katrina, Rita and Wilma struck the Gulf Coast in 2005, private donations by Americans totaled $6.47 billion, says Indiana University's Center on Philanthropy. Almost $2 billion was given by private U.S. donors after the Asian tsunami.
I just got off the phone with Robyn Fieser, the Latin America communications officer for Catholic Relief Services. She said that so far they've collected $1.8 million in online donations for their Haiti effort — averaging about $200,000 an hour.
Keep it going! From reports out of Haiti, the situation there is only going to get worse in coming weeks with lack of lodging, clean water, sanitation, food and medical services.