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Slowdown in Donations

Friday, May 23, 2008

Total U.S. charitable donations for recent disasters:

Earthquake in China (2008)

$30.9 million *

Cyclone in Burma (2008)

$21.7 million *

Earthquake in Pakistan (2005)

$150 million

Gulf Coast hurricanes (2005)

$5.3 billion

Indian Ocean tsunami (2004)

$1.9 billion

Sept. 11 terrorist attacks (2001)

$2.8 billion

*As of yesterday

SOURCE: Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University

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