Wednesday, December 14, 2005

Chicago Tribune | $2.9 billion given after storm

Chicago Tribune | $2.9 billion given after storm: "$2.9 billion given after storm

By Charles Storch
Published December 14, 2005

Charitable giving by Americans to help victims of this year's major Gulf Coast hurricanes has exceeded $2.96 billion in fewer than four months, topping the estimated $2.8 billion donated over several years in response to the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, according to a report released Tuesday.

The Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University also found that U.S. disaster giving totaled around $4.83 billion when it included the nearly $1.8 billion and more than $83 million so far donated, respectively, to assist South Asian victims of last December's tsunami and October's earthquake."

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