Friday, January 07, 2005

News - Public's tsunami aid 'mind-boggling' -

News - Public's tsunami aid 'mind-boggling' - "KCRA Channel 3 raised more than $1 million through a telethon this week, boosted by a $100,000 donation by the Tsakopoulos family of Sacramento.
More than $310 million in private U.S. donations has poured in to aid agencies since Dec. 26, the Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University reports.
Probably the only catastrophe to draw more money more quickly occurred Sept. 11, 2001, associate executive director Dwight Burlingame said. Americans gave $658 million in the first 14 days after the terrorist attacks in New York and Washington, eventually donating more than $2 billion.
Relief agencies note there are other massive tragedies around the world that don't provoke the same media attention or charitable support as the tsunamis"


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