If you want to help with a donation in this disaster or any other, it's good to look for text-to-donate programs from legitimate organizations. They are a popular and efficient technological tool during emergency efforts. The Red Cross has already collected more than $20 million via text-to-donate.

But security experts warn not to donate to just any program. Most are not real and are only stealing the money sent to them.

Here are three to trust, according to media research.

American Red Cross: Send "Haiti" to 90999.

AT&T: Send "Haiti" to 90999. All money goes to Red Cross relief efforts.