Tsunami Donations…

As of yesterday, the amount the United States has pledged is eclipsed by the $96 million promised by Britain, a country with one-fifth the population, and by the $75 million vowed by Sweden, which amounts to $8.40 for each of its 9 million people. Denmark’s pledge of $15.6 million amounts to roughly $2.90 per capita. The US donation is 12 cents per capita. For perspective, the $35 million dollars in aid that the U.S. has committed to tsunami relief efforts equals three-and-a-half hours of the cost of fighting the Iraq War.

If you wish to make a donation-Doctors w/o Borders, American Red Cross, American Jewish World Service and OxFam were all very highly rated.


  1. La said:

    Yes- after much backlash (though Bush would phrase it differently) he did raise it to 350. This will be exceeded by private donations of the American people which has already gone over the 350 mark. Our people are very giving- not our government!
    Amazing what public out cry does to make a person change there ways.

    January 10, 2005
  2. David said:

    i heard that we raise our aid to 350 million? I know the initial responce was 15, then we jumped to 35… any idea where we stand now?

    January 8, 2005

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