The Humane Society of the United States today announced that it has teamed up with Working Assets -- a cell phone service provider which generates support for nonprofit groups -- to provide a new cell phone service, "Humane Wireless," that supports The HSUS' animal protection work -- at no additional cost to subscribers.
"The Humane Society of the United States celebrates animals and confronts cruelty by reaching out to people in communities throughout the country and the world," said Michael Markarian, executive vice president of The HSUS. "With our new Humane Wireless service through Working Assets, people who care about animals can reach out to their friends and family, and show their support for animal protection at the same time. Simply by picking up the phone and making a call, ten percent of Humane Wireless charges will go directly to programs that help animals - at no additional cost."
Humane Wireless features competitively priced individual and family calling plans starting at $29.99. All Humane Wireless sales and service are handled exclusively by Working Assets, using network services provided by a national major carrier.
"This is a great new way that supporters of The Humane Society of the United States can protect animals by making their everyday calls," said Working Assets President Michael Kieschnick. "There's no difference in service, call quality or cool phones. But there's a huge difference for The HSUS, which benefits with every call."
Humane Wireless also gives customers the opportunity to take direct action on behalf of The HSUS' animal protection issues. Each Humane Wireless phone bill includes crucial information about issues and subscribers can call decision-makers with up to 30 free minutes provided each month. Subscribers can even take their current phone number to the new Humane Wireless account.
Since 1985, Working Assets has generated over $50 million for progressive nonprofits. In 2006 alone, Working Assets raised nearly $5 million in donations for worthy causes, all at no cost to its customers.