Valentine’s Day 2010 brings little to the hundreds of thousands of Haitians still in need due to the earthquake last month. The NGO’s are squabbling among themselves and the Haitian government is next to useless. Fundraising, at the million dollar level, is all but dead though kindhearted Americans and others worldwide continue small efforts to raise funds for Haitian relief.
I have been tracking the giving by individual Americans, American companies and American foundations. I have been using the same methods I used to track the same information for the SE Asian tsunami and for Hurricane Katrina relief. The research is not exact, and does not claim to record every cash or in-kind donation. What I am doing is documenting the generosity of the American public, perhaps the most giving nation on the planet.
|RC Dioceses in the United States||$10,406,369|
The data behind these numbers can be found in a PDF file here. $347,423,603.00 represents the total of cash and goods and services donated by Americans for Haitian earthquake relief.
All of the over 170 Roman Catholic dioceses in the United States have held special collections for Haitian relief. I have only been able to locate the data for 26 of them. Roman Catholic donations for Hurricane Katrina relief totaled over $25 million by the time I discontinued record keeping.
|HAITI QUAKE||HURRICANE KATRINA||INDONESIAN TSUNAMI|
|Date:||Jan 12, 2010||Aug 29, 2005||Dec 26, 2004|
|Plus 6 days||$156,044,390|
|Plus 7 days||$207,882,580|
|Plus 11 days||$632,783,990||$401,784,551|
|Plus 13 days||$306,797,596||$456,916,726|
|Plus 14 days||$690,763,790|
|Plus 15 days||$515,169,758|
|Plus 16 days||$321,256,096||$750,991,131|
|Plus 17 days||$828,515,374||$615,000,000|
|Plus 18 days|
|Plus 19 days|
|Plus 20 days|
|Plus 21 days|
|Plus 22 days||$333,151,824||$889,808,142|
|Plus 23 days|
|Plus 24 days||$686,982,534|
|Plus 25 days|
|Plus 26 days|
|Plus 27 days||$341,321,965|
|Plus 28 days||$721,440,410|
|Plus 29 days|
|Plus 30 days|
|Plus 31 days||$786,747,969|
|Plus 32 days|
|Plus 33 days||$347,423,603|