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C Spire Wireless Helps Victims Of Oklahoma City Tornado With Text-To-Donate Mobile Giving Program


Wireless Customers Can Easily Donate $10 To Aid American Red Cross Relief Efforts

Ridgeland, Miss., (May 21, 2013) – C Spire Wireless is making it easy to help victims of a massive tornado that carved a path of death and destruction through several Oklahoma City suburbs Monday afternoon with the launch today of a mobile giving program.

Customers can use their mobile phones to make a $10 donation that will aid American Red Cross relief efforts in the aftermath of the storm that killed at least 51 people, injured more than 120 others and leveled the entire town of Moore, Oklahoma with winds up to 200 mph, according to Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin and state emergency response officials.

All of the fund donated will be passed directly to the American Red Cross to provide shelter, food, counseling and other assistance to victims and communities affected by the tornado. To donate $10 to Red Cross relief efforts, customers can type the word “REDCROSS” and send it to 90999 via text message from their mobile device.

A confirmation text response will be sent to each customer to confirm the donation. All donations will appear as a line item on the customer’s bill.

“Our thoughts and prayers go out to all of the individuals, families in the Oklahoma City area that are dealing with the immediate aftermath of this tornado,” said Jim Richmond, vice president of Corporate Communications for C Spire Wireless. “We’re committed to using wireless technology to keep customers connected in times like these and to make it easy to support victims of this storm.”

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