Hillary Clinton texts a $10 donation to Pakistan flood relief


Talk about putting your money where your mouth is. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton texted a $10 donation to flood relief efforts in Pakistan on Wednesday, saying she is leading by example and pressing Americans to donate money.

 “I just texted a contribution myself, because we know from our own experience, particularly in Haiti, small donations can add up to make a big difference,” Clinton told reporters.

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“Americans have always shown great generosity to people facing crises worldwide. So I urge Americans to join this effort and send some much-needed help to the people of Pakistan.”

Clinton urged people to text the word “SWAT” to the number 50555, and reply “yes” when asked to confirm, in order to make a $10 donation to help the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees.

The money will be put toward providing tents, clothing, food, clean drinking water and medicine to the more than 3 million people affected by the massive flooding in the Swat Valley, Clinton said.