The Phillips Collection Launches "Give by Cell" Campaign to Support Repairs

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WASHINGTON, DC.- In the wake of a recent renovation-related fire, The Phillips Collection launches a micro-donation campaign to raise funds toward repair of the historic Phillips house. Supporters can donate $5 or $10 to the museum by sending a text message from a mobile phone now through the end of 2010. To make a $5 donation, supporters can text “phillips5” to 20222. To make a $10 donation, they can text “phillips10” to 20222. Supporters should then follow prompts to confirm their gift. The charge will appear on the donor’s cell phone bill or will be deducted from the donor’s prepaid balance. Normal text messaging rates apply. The fire, which broke out on the roof of the Phillips house on the morning of September 2, was contained and extinguished swiftly. No one was injured. All artwork is safe and secure. However, damage to the upper stories of the Phillips house where