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November 9, 2012, 7:25 pm
As of Friday, charities have reported raising more than $174-million for relief and recovery efforts in the wake of Superstorm Sandy, which devastated the New York and New Jersey region on October 30.
That’s more than the $136-million that U.S. charities had raised within 10 days of last year’s Japan tsunami and earthquake. But it’s dwarfed by the outpouring that followed the 2010 Haiti earthquake ($380-million 10 days after the event) and 2005′s Hurricane Katrina ($740-million nine days after the storm).
Here are the charities reporting new fundraising totals as of Friday:
- American Red Cross: $117-million
- Salvation Army: $5.1-million. The figure includes more than $4.5-million in online donations, more than $540,000 through its toll-free fundraising phone number, and $58,000 from its text-to-give program
- Mayor’s Fund to Advance New York City: $32-million as of…
November 8, 2012, 9:15 am
Here are the latest totals from charities that are raising money for Superstorm Sandy relief and recovery efforts. Combined with previously reported figures, more than $116.2-million has been raised.
- American Red Cross: $103-million in donations and pledges
- Salvation Army: $4.7-million, including $4.3-million in online donations and nearly $440,000 through its toll-free fundraising phone number
- United Way of New York City: $3-million from corporate, foundation, and individual donors
- United Way: $1.9-million has been reported raised by the charity’s U.S. headquarters, largely from pledges by companies such as Starbucks, JPMorgan Chase, Bank of America, FedEx, and Nationwide Insurance.
- New York Cares: $700,000
- Brooklyn Community Foundation, the office of Brooklyn borough president Marty Markowitz, and the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce: $600,000 for the Brooklyn Recovery …
November 5, 2012, 5:55 pm
In addition to the American Red Cross’s announcement that it has raised $85-million as of Sunday for Superstorm Sandy relief efforts, more charities updated their fundraising totals on Monday. The total raised by all charities reporting to The Chronicle is more than $92.3-million.
Fundraising totals for today:
- Salvation Army: $3.4-million, of which more than $3-million has been donated online, $50,700 through its text-to-give program, and $351,000 through its toll-free fundraising phone number
- United Way of New York City: $2.1-million, of which $1.9-million is from corporate commitments and more than $200,000 has been donated online
- Catholic Charities USA: $500,000
- Direct Relief International: $500,000
- Jewish Federation of North America: $245,000
- Church World Service: $48,194
- Habitat for Humanity International: $23,000
- Brother’s Brother Foundation: $18,010
November 2, 2012, 5:50 pm
More donations continue to pour in to support Superstorm Sandy relief efforts.
Charities have reported the following fundraising totals today:
- American Red Cross: $35-million
- Salvation Army: $1.7-million raised online; $24,200 from text-to-give appeals; $122,000 through the charity’s toll-free phone number, 1-800-SAL-ARMY
- Humane Society of the United States: $326,000
- Team Rubicon: $212,000
- Jewish Federations of North America: $43,000
- Church World Service: $28,000
- Brother’s Brother Foundation: $10,000
In addition, Network for Good, which is raising money for the Red Cross, the Salvation Army, AmeriCares, Save the Children, and…