One of my coworkers sent a fast and easy way to donate money to the relief efforts ongoing in Sichuan province. If you have a China Mobile phone, just text a number between 1 and 30 to 10699988, and the corresponding amount will be deducted from your China Mobile account balance and donated. I just tried it and got this message in response:


It’s nice to see ubiquitous technology put to work for a good cause. For those of you without a China Mobile account, you can donate directly through the Red Cross.