Superstorm Sandy has brought out generosity from the public and from big companies, with charities, deep in the recovery efforts, receiving more money to do their work.
In addition to the $11-million raised as of this morning by the American Red Cross for storm relief, the following charities report their current fundraising totals:
- Save the Children, the international aid group, has raised $1-million.
- The Salvation Army has raised $700,000 in online contributions.
- Catholic Charities USA has updated its tally to $29,000 from $18,000 yesterday.
- The United Methodist Committee on Relief has raised $24,000 in online gifts and text-to-give efforts since Friday.
- Church World Service has received $1,000 through online giving.
Among the companies making big gifts for post-Sandy relief efforts:
- Capital One Financial Corporation: $1-million for the recovery effort.
- Lowe's: $1-million to local relief and rebuilding efforts.
- Bank of America Charitable Foundation: $1-million, half of which will go to the American Red Cross Hurricanes 2012 fund. The rest will be directed to other nonprofits to support long-term recovery needs.
- Toyota: $1-million to the American Red Cross and other charities.
- TD Bank Group and its foundation: $500,000 to the American Red Cross.
- Volkswagen Group of America: $500,000 to the American Red Cross.
- Toys "R" Us Children's Fund: $500,000 to Save the Children.
- Western Union Foundation: $75,000 to charities supporting disaster-relief efforts.
- Ford Motor Company Fund and Ford employees: $50,000 to the American Red Cross.
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