The Washington Times - September 1, 2008, 03:37PM

Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama’s campaign just sent out a text message asking supporters to give at least $5 to the Red Cross.

Here’s the full message:



Barack asks that you give to the Red Cross: give 5 dollars by texting GIVE to 24357 or give more by calling 1-800-435-7669 or at Please fwd


This comes on top of an email just sent out as well to supporters:

Please give whatever you can afford, even $10, to make sure the American Red Cross has the resources to help those in the path of this storm: Thank you for your generosity, and I hope you will join Michelle and me in praying for the safety of those in the path of the storm and the first responders who are doing all they can to ensure the safety of their communities.