Monday, February 07, 2005

News - Tsunami aid hits local charities -

News - Tsunami aid hits local charities -

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"In 2001, some nonprofits felt the pinch, too. Forty-four percent of charities endured shortfalls after the attacks, according to a survey by the Association of Fundraising Professionals.
This time, nonprofits aren't likely to fare so poorly, said association spokesman Michael Nilsen. The terrorist attacks struck right before most charities launch annual fund-raisers, whereas the tsunami hit at the tail end, he said.
Still, employees at WEAVE (Women Escaping a Violent Environment) were surprised when they came back from New Year's Day vacation. They had expected a huge stack of donation letters "


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