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Text a Donation to Help Japanese Survivors

Help is Needed.  Please donate.

Below is a list of ways to text a donation to aid survivors of the earthquake and tsunami in Japan.

Tsunami damage north of Sendai, Japan

Text a donation

All donations will be added to your monthly cell phone bill.

Text “REDCROSS” to 90999 to donate $10 to the American Red Cross.

Text “MED” to 80888 to donate $10 to the International Medical Corps.

Text “JAPAN” or “QUAKE” to 80888 to donate $10 to the Salvation Army.

Text “JAPAN” or “TSUNAMI” to 20222 to donate $10 to Save the Children’s Emergency Fund.

Text “4JAPAN” or “4TSUNAMI” to 20222 to donate $10 to World Vision.

Text “JAPAN” to 50555 to donate $10 to GlobalGiving.


Please check full article on Matador for several more ways to help.


A Thoroughly Modern Baby Announcement

Claire's Family
My son and family

Between text messages, cell phone voice mail, two flights and final arrival in New Orleans, Mimi learned of the birth of her newest grand-daughter. The methodology of instant messaging may be new, but the same old words proclaim the news. "It's a girl," announces the proud pappa and love is born.

Sweet baby Claire arrived on February 20th at 3:24 PM, weighing 8 pounds. Mother and child are now home from the hospital and doing well.

Big sister Caroline is adjusting and I am thrilled to welcome Claire as grand-baby number four.

The family’s first photo arrived by e-mail on my Blackberry .

Ain't technology grand?