A quick and easy way to help
Zurich (ots) - To support people affected by the tsunami in Asia,
sunrise has donated CHF 100,000 and is launching an appeal for
donations in collaboration with Caritas Schweiz. sunrise mobile
customers will automatically donate CHF 1 for every SMS they send to
the appeal number 9889 with the keyword "ASIA1". All the money will
be used to help those most in need in the coastal areas which have
been hardest hit by this disaster, and will be charged to customers'
monthly bills or deducted from their prepaid credit. The donation
appeal will continue until the beginning of February 2005.
In the aftermath of the terrible tsunami that hit Asia, there is
desperate need for aid on the ground as quickly as possible, as well
as an uncomplicated method of making donations. sunrise has therefore
decided to offer its mobile customers a simple way of making a
contribution to help alleviate the suffering in those areas worst
affected. Every SMS sent to the number 9889 with the keyword "ASIA1"
will automatically generate a donation of CHF 1. sunrise will assume
all the costs of the donation appeal, and is also giving an
additional CHF 100,000 to Caritas Schweiz for emergency aid.
Efficient and transparent: Check the current status of the appeal
Thanks to our partnership with Caritas Schweiz, we can be certain
that your donations will be used efficiently and professionally. In
collaboration with partner organizations of many years' standing,
Caritas Schweiz will be concentrating on the regions of Southern
India and Sri Lanka which have been devastated by this disaster.
Food, drinking water, clothing, and medicines will be distributed
locally, and traumatized survivors will be offered counselling.
Information about the progress of the appeal may be found at
sunrise is the leading independent telecommunications provider in
Switzerland. Over 2.6 million customers enjoy the benefits of sunrise
mobile, fixed network, and Internet services. Thanks to the most
modern GSM dual-band network in Switzerland, sunrise provides mobile
phone coverage to around 99% of the population. A wide range of
high-quality voice and data services are provided via a
high-performance fiber optic network with a total length of more than
7000 kilometers. As a founding member of the Starmap Mobile Alliance,
an association of leading European mobile communications providers,
sunrise offers its customers access to first-class services even
while they are abroad. sunrise is the brand name of TDC Switzerland
AG. The TDC Group owns 100% of the share capital of TDC Switzerland
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