A new website just launched for Veterans day: Eleven-Eleven.org.
Bottom line: What cha can do is text the word "vets" to "85944" - and then send the word "yes" back when you receive a confirmation text.
This will add $11 to your next phone bill. You can do it up to five times.
Note: This process took me less than 20 seconds to complete.
There are a bunch of veterans organizations behind this effort. I'm including the original email that was sent to me below.
Posted by Lisa at November 08, 2009 10:07 AM
This Veterans Day marks the beginning of The Eleven Eleven Campaign -- a nationwide campaign by BeyondTribute.org to change the way America honors its Veterans.
The objective of the campaign is simple: to get 11 million Americans to donate $11 to support America's Veterans. We've made giving back to our Vets easy through a national Text to Give Campaign (simply text "VETS" to 85944 to contribute).
Contributions are distributed to Beyond Tribute's 11 coalition partners, who specialize in providing direct services and advocacy for Veterans of all eras and conflicts, including World War II, the Korean War, the Vietnam War, Persian Gulf War, and the present day conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan.
We're asking bloggers from around the web and across the political spectrum to join us in making this Veteran's Day a holiday not about sales in the stores, but about making a difference in the lives of our Veterans.
To that end, we'd like to invite you to a special campaign announcement call for bloggers this Monday, November 9th at 8 pm ET/5 pm PT. Join Gold Star Mother Ruth Stonesifer, Democratic political consultant Joe Trippi and Powerline blogger John Hinderaker to learn more about the campaign and how you can help make this November 11th a day when bloggers come together to support our Vets.
Please RSVP to the conference call here:
Dial-in Number: 1-213-289-0500
Participant Access Code: 4670471
If you can't make the call, please consider adding an Eleven Eleven Campaign Widget to your blog from now through Veteran's Day. The widget allows your readers to easily participate in the campaign directly from your website. You can grab the widget here:
The Eleven Eleven Campaign begins on Veterans Day, 2009 - but it continues every day until our goal is reached: bringing 11 million Americans together to change the way America honors its Veterans - moving beyond tribute to action and support.
We hope you'll join us and help spread the word about the effort to support America's Vets.