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Saturday, November 16, 2013
Positive Humanitarian Response to Philippine Appeals
Humanitarian groups are reporting a strong donor response to Philippines appeals, with one expert predicting Typhoon Haiyan giving will be the third-highest by Americans for an overseas disaster,USA Todaywrites.
Patrick Rooney of Indiana University’s Lilly Family School of Philanthropy said he expect individual donations for Philippines relief to reach $1-billion. Americans gave $1.-billion after the 2010 Haitian earthquake and the $1.8-billion following the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami, in inflation-adjusted dollars.
The Salvation Army said its donations accelerated from $300,000 Monday to $1-million Tuesday, and both Oxfam America and Save the Children raised more than $1-million in the first days after the storm struck the Philippines on November 8. Three-quarters of disaster giving typically comes within three to six months of the event.
From Philanthropy Today.http://philanthropy.com/blogs/philanthropytoday/u-s-giving-for-philippines-relief-on-pace-to-hit-1-billion/77937?cid=pt&utm_source=pt&utm_medium=en