Telus donates $100,000 to Japanese earthquake relief, makes donating easy for customers

by Liam Britten

While we’ve already covered some good work being done by Vonage in response to the Japanese earthquake, Telus is also stepping up in a big way in response to the disaster.

They’ve already pledged $100,000 in relief funds for the disaster in the form of a donation to the Salvation Army, plus they’ve pledged to match any donations that come from employees of the company.

Plus, to help keep Canadians up-to-date on the developing situation in Japan, TELUS is making TV Japan available on free preview for Optik TV customers. Those subscribers can find TV Japan on channel 540.

They’re also making it easy as pie for Canadians to donate to charities providing aid to the Japanese people:

  • Text “QUAKE” to 45678 to donate $10 to The Salvation Army in Canada
  • Text “ASIA” to 30333 to donate $5 to The Canadian Red Cross Society

“Doing our part to assist in relief efforts in Japan is important for TELUS because this disaster is not only affecting some of our team members, it's also affecting our customers and their families,” said Jill Schnarr, TELUS vice-president of community investment and engagement, in a statement. “Through TELUS’ text-to-donate campaign we can have an immediate impact on the organizations working tirelessly to help the victims of this terrible tragedy.”

Telus Corp.
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

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Liam Britten

Liam Britten

Liam Britten is a writer and editor with a journalism background operating out of Vancouver. In addition to his work at Techvibes, he has been published in student publications across Canada, as well as local newspapers such as The MapleRidge-Pitt Meadows TIMES and The Langley Advance. An aficionado for the finer things in life — such as video games and sports — Liam is plugged into the tech... more

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