I know this is a miles and points blog, but sometimes when tragedy strikes – especially tragedy that has a large impact on children and families, I can’t help but to make mention of it here. Even though it is a bit “off topic”, it seems wrong not to. Pretending that everyone only cares about elite qualifying miles or credit card sign-up bonuses regardless of what else is going on just doesn’t sit well with me.
So in light of yesterday’s devastating tornadoes in Oklahoma I wanted to devote a little coverage to how to help.
Donate online or text REDCROSS to 90999 to give $10 to American Red Cross Disaster Relief, which helps people affected by disasters such as hurricanes, floods, earthquakes, wildfires and tornadoes.
They will also accept your Delta, United, or US Airways miles.
Donate online or text STORM to 80888 to give $10 to Salvation Army.
They will also accept your United or Delta miles.
United Way of Central Oklahoma Tornado Relief:
Donate online and “fund dollars will be distributed without administrative fees to United Way Partner Agencies working on the tornado relief efforts.”
Oklahoma Baptist Disaster Relief:
Donate online and “every penny goes toward disaster relief and helping victims.”
There are countless of other agencies that are also helping as we speak, so feel free to add any you know of in the comments section. While I could care less about earning points right now, you could choose to use a card that earns bonus points on charity donations if you have one. If you have a card that earns bonus points on cell phone bill expenses then presumably the donations made via text would earn bonus points via that route.
No matter how or why you do it, if you feel compelled to help then there are many ways to do so. Thanks to everyone who takes the time to do their part regardless of how you do it.