U.S./world – Terror’s wake – $1B raised

The impact of the terrorist attacks on the U.S. continues to unfold.

Donations to support victims of the attacks now exceed $1 billion, The Chronicle of Philanthropy reported Oct. 16, which also reported Oct. 17 about growing concerns over how the American Red Cross planned to spend the $452 million it has raised.

Thirty-two percent of Americans, or 61 million people, gave money to relief efforts, with 3 percent of Internet users, or more than three million people, making donations online, according to a survey by the Pew Internet & American Life Project.

The growing anthrax scare has prompted charities that use the mail for fundraising to adapt their strategies to reassure donors their mail is safe, The Washington Post reported Oct. 17.

And some leaders in the social investment industry say the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks should result in a focus on the long-term economic and environmental health of the entire world, SRInews.com reported.

For full story, go to The Chronicle of Philanthropy ($1 billion raised), Chronicle of Philanthropy (Red Cross), Washington Post and SRInews.com.

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