Giving by Americans for Japanese Disaster Tops $246 Million
A tally of dozens of nonprofits by the philanthropic journal shows Americans have contributed more than $246.9 million to relief and recovery efforts. The American Red Cross continues to account for roughly 69 percent of the total raised.
Despite these impressive-sounding totals, fundraising in the wake of the twin Japanese disasters lags behind funds raised after the 2010 earthquake in Haiti and Hurricane Katrina in 2005. One month after the Haiti earthquake, contributions by Americans totaled more than $709 million, and one month after Katrina the total raised was more than $1.4 billion, the Chronicle reports.
To see how much various philanthropic organizations have raised, see the Chronicle of Philanthropy's tally.
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