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Haiti earthquake relief funding update for February 14

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Coast Guard Petty Officer 1st Class Erin Hunter, health services technician from Miami, and Petty Officer 1st Class Kate Roberts, health services technician aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Oak, treat a woman's wounded hand at the Killick, Haiti, coast guard base, Jan. 28. The Haitian coast guard base has become home for members of the Haitian coast guard and their families after the 7.0 magnitude earthquake killed thousands and left millions homeless, devastated the Port-au-Prince area of Haiti, Jan. 12. (U.S. Coast Guard photo/Petty Officer 1st Class David Mosley)

Coast Guard Petty Officer 1st Class Erin Hunter, health services technician from Miami, and Petty Officer 1st Class Kate Roberts, health services technician aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Oak, treat a woman's wounded hand at the Killick, Haiti, coast guard base, Jan. 28. The Haitian coast guard base has become home for members of the Haitian coast guard and their families after the 7.0 magnitude earthquake killed thousands and left millions homeless, devastated the Port-au-Prince area of Haiti, Jan. 12. (U.S. Coast Guard photo/Petty Officer 1st Class David Mosley)

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.

Individuals$217,485,713I
Corporate$101,552,890C
Foundations$28,385,000F$347,423,603.00
NGO$45,855,000N
Governments$498,199,100G
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$891,477,703
RC Dioceses in the United States$10,406,369
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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 QUAKEHURRICANE KATRINAINDONESIAN TSUNAMI
Date:Jan 12, 2010Aug 29, 2005Dec 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
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