March 20, 2014

Ukraine is fundraising for its army via text messages

Screen Shot 2014-03-20 at 8.34.47 AM.pngUkraine's military has been on alert over the past weeks as Russia began to annex a portion of its land and widespread protests led to the ouster of its previous leader.

quotemarksright.jpgFor support, Ukraine has been running a fundraiser to bring in money for the military, and it's been attempting to do so over the phone: by texting or calling a number, Ukrainians have been able to automatically donate 5 UAH (about 49 cents USD) to the country's army. Its defense agency has been advertising the phone number on its website and Facebook, and so far, Ukraine reports that it's brought in over $375,000.quotesmarksleft.jpg

[via TheVerge]

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