U.S. Charities Raise $64-Million for Japan Relief - IRUSA

By Caroline Preston and Nicole Wallace

Five days after the devastating earthquake and tsunamis in Japan, American donors have contributed more than $64-million for relief efforts, according to a Chronicle tally. Nearly three-quarters of the total has been raised by one organization, the American Red Cross.

The rate of donations is slower than after last year’s earthquake in Haiti and after 2005’s Hurricane Katrina. Six days after the disaster in Haiti, donors had contributed more than $210-million, and six days after Katrina they had given more than $457-million. But the donor response for Japan is similar to that after the 2004 Asian tsunamis. Three days after that disaster, Americans had donated more than $30-million.

  • ADRA International has received $194,000 as of Wednesday.
  • The American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee has raised more than $400,000 as of Tuesday.
  • The American Red Cross had raised approximately $47-million as of Tuesday afternoon, U. S. Eastern time. Text-message contributions accounted for more than $2.6-million of that total.
  • AmeriCares has so far received $1.5-million.
  • Brother’s Brother Foundation has received more than $40,000 as of Tuesday.
  • Catholic Relief Services has raised $887,000 as of Wednesday.
  • Give2Asia has received $1.3-million for relief efforts as of Wednesday.
  • Habitat for Humanity has received more than $78,000 as of Wednesday.
  • International Medical Corps has raised more than $1-million as of Wednesday. Text-message gifts account for $20,040 of that total.
  • International Rescue Committee has received $115,000, which it will give to Japanese charities that are providing immediate relief. The organization has an emergency team on standby ready to assist if needed.
  • Islamic Relief has raised more than $84,000 on Wednesday for an appeal it issued on Monday.

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