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American Charities Raise $709-Million for Haiti Relief, Chronicle Tally Finds

A month after the devastating earthquake in Haiti donors have contributed more than $709-million to support relief efforts.

Aid to Haiti got a big lift from a star-studded telethon that was broadcast on major television networks January. Donations made in response to the telethon totaled $66-million, and organizers awarded $35-million in grants on February 5.

Among the results:

• Action Aid has raised $295,000 as of February 12.

• Action Against Hunger has raised nearly $2.8-million as of February 3.

• Adventist Development and Relief Agency had raised more than $2.7-million as of January 25.

• The American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee had raised approximately $5.25-million as of February 12.

• American Jewish World Service had raised $5-million as of February 2 for its Haiti Earthquake Relief Fund.

• American Red Cross had raised approximately $271-million as of February 12, including $6-million from last month’s Hope for Haiti telethon. More than $32-million was pledged to the Red Cross via text message.

• AmeriCares had raised more than $10-million as of February 12.

• Brother’s Brother Foundation had raised more than $600,000 from 3,731 donations as of February 12.

• CARE USA had raised $10.4-million as of February 12.

• Catholic Medical Mission Board had raised $1.3-million in cash as of February 3. The organization has also received donations of medicines and medical supplies worth $10.6-million.

• Catholic Relief Services had secured $37.3-million in gifts and pledges as of February 3. Approximately $14.2-million was donated online.

• ChildFund International had raised more than $176,000 as of Tuesday.

• The Clinton Bush Haiti Fund had raised more than $40-million as of February 11.

• The William J. Clinton Foundation had received more than $11.9-million as of February 11.

• Concern Worldwide US had raised $2.5-million as of February 12.

• Cross International had raised $363,754 through its radio programs as of February 12, while the Cross International Alliance had raised $647,789 online as of February 3.

• Direct Relief International had raised $4.8-million in cash as of February 12.

• The Doctors Without Borders U.S. operations had raised $43.5-million for work in Haiti as of February 3. The organization had also received $15-million for its general Emergency Relief Fund.

• Feed the Children had raised $1-million as of February 12.

• Fonkoze USA had raised $1.3-million as of February 3.

• Friends of the World Food Program had raised $4.3-million as of February 12.

• Habitat for Humanity had raised $2.08-million as of February 2.

• The Humane Society of the United States/Humane Society International had raised more than $1-million as of February 2.

• International Medical Corps had raised roughly $4.5-million as of February 2.

• The International Rescue Committee had raised nearly $4.5-million as of February 3.

• Internews Network, a nonprofit group that promotes journalism abroad, received $200,000 from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation to help the news media in Haiti recover from the disaster and broadcast critical information about the relief efforts.

• Islamic Relief USA had raised $1.7-million as of February 2.

• Lutheran World Relief had raised more than $3.2-million as of February 12.

• Medical Teams International had raised $2.5-million as of February 3.

• Mennonite Central Committee had raised more than $3.2-million from donors in the United States as of February 12. The group had raised another $5.1-million in Canada.

• Mercy Corps had received $11.6-million as of February 12.

• Operation USA had raised $910,000 in cash as of February 12.

• Oxfam America had received $21.3-million as of February 12, $8-million of which came from last month’s Hope for Haiti Now telethon.

• The Pan American Development Foundation had raised $30,000 online as of January 20, twice what it raised after flooding in Haiti in 2009. But the group estimates that it will need $10-million just for recovery efforts.

• Partners in Health had received donations totaling $44-million as of February 3.

• Plan USA had raised $1.3-million as of February 12. The group’s international affiliates had raised $29.3-million.

• Population Services International had raised $125,000 as of February 2.

• Project HOPE had raised $1.25-million in cash and pledges as of February 2. Corporations have pledged more than $20-million in medicine and medical equipment.

• Relief International had raised more than $376,000 as of February 3.

• The Salvation Army had raised $10.3-million as of February 12.

• Save the Children USA had raised $17-million as of February 12. The organization’s international affiliates had raised $48-million.

• The U.N. Foundation had raised more than $3.4-million as of February 12.

• The Unitarian Universalist Service Committee had raised roughly $988,000 as of February 12, more than $502,000 of which had been collected online. The group is supporting four grassroots charities in Haiti.

• The United Methodist Committee on Relief had raised more than $6-million as of February 2.

• The University of Miami had received more than $4.63-million as of February 2 for its relief efforts in Haiti. The university runs a community health program and other projects in Haiti, and more than 100 of its doctors, nurses, and other staff members have traveled to Haiti since the earthquake.

• The U.S. Fund for Unicef had received $44.7-million in cash and pledges as of February 12. That figure includes $6-million contributed as part of the Haiti telethon.

• World Vision’s U.S. operations had received $24.7-million in cash as of February 12. It has also received $7-million in donations of products.

Caroline Preston, Nicole Wallace, and Ian Wilhelm compiled this list.

Haitian Times

Haitian Times

The Haitian Times was founded in 1999 as a weekly English language newspaper based in Brooklyn, NY.The newspaper is widely regarded as the most authoritative voice for Haitian Diaspora.
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May. 05, 2012

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