Study: U.S. gave $3B for '04 tsunami aid
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A new study by the Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University nearing the second anniversary of the December 2004 Asian tsunami finds that individuals, corporations, and foundations in the United States donated a total of $3.16 billion toward relief efforts.
The overwhelming majority of disaster relief giving came from the combined gifts of individuals nationwide -- not million dollar corporate or foundation gifts.
The 25 percent of American households that donated for tsunami relief gave a combined total of $2.78 billion. Another $340 million came from corporations and $40 million came from foundations."