Monday, January 10, 2005

Charities Report Record Donations (

Charities Report Record Donations ( "Charities Report Record Donations
$337 Million In Private Funds Raised for Relief
By Alan Cooperman and Jacqueline Salmon
Washington Post Staff Writers
Saturday, January 8, 2005; Page A01
U.S. charities have reported raising more than $337 million so far for emergency relief in countries devastated by the Indian Ocean tsunami, in what some are calling the greatest outpouring of donations for a foreign disaster in American history.
The rapidly mounting private contributions could soon dwarf the $350 million in aid committed by the U.S. government, fundraisers said. The American Red Cross alone has raised nearly $150 million, and it said yesterday that it foresees the need for $250 million "


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