• September 2, 2014

Giving for Disaster Relief for Last Week’s Tornadoes Totals $11.3-Million

Six charities had raised more than $11.3-million as of Monday in response to the deadly tornadoes that devastated parts of several Southern states last week.

The organizations reported the following fund-raising results:

• The American Red Cross had raised $9.7-million as of May 1. (This includes money raised for the storms in the Midwest.)

• AmeriCares had raised $32,500 as of May 2.

• Direct Relief International had raised $2,973 as of May 2.

• Samaritan’s Purse had raised $873,926 as of May 2. Over three-fourths of that amount was raised online.

• United Way of West Alabama had raised $50,000 as of May 1. About $35,000 of that total was raised online.

• Save the Children had raised $236,000 as of May 2.

• The Salvation Army had raised $450,000 as of May 1. Of that amount, $335,000 was raised online, $115,000 was raised over the phone, and $7,000 was donated via text message.

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