Relief & Donation Efforts
More than $1 Billion raised
According to the Chronicle
of Philanthropy. It has been five weeks since the attacks and while
donations have slowed, some groups are still reporting steady
Telethon to Benefit Victims of Attacks
(September 21, 2001 ) - The talent lineup for Friday night's telethon benefitting the World Trade Center and Pentagon attack relief funds now includes Celine Dion, Enrique Iglesias, Limp Bizkit, Sting and U2.
The unprecedented commercial-free telecast begins at 9 p.m. EDT.
More than 30 television
It's being organized by the four largest: ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox.
CMT: Country Music Television, Fox Sports Net, Hallmark Channel, Turner South and USA were the latest cable networks to join.
Celebrity participants, including Tom Cruise, Julia Roberts and Dennis Franz, are expected to introduce the musical artists. Bruce Springsteen, Paul Simon, Stevie Wonder and Bon Jovi are among the performers.
Organizers also said a celebrity phone bank to take caller donations has been set up. Participants include Sally Field, Meg Ryan, Jack Nicholson, Sylvester Stallone and Adam Sandler.
The special will also be heard on more than 8,000 radio stations.
The Red Cross Reported that the
September 26, 2001 The wave of financial support after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, whether small offerings from schoolchildren or $10 million corporate bequests, is already reaching victims and their families who are trying to cover the rent or pay for funerals
Relief organizations were to meet Wednesday with New York Attorney General Eliot Spitzer, whose office regulates charities in the state.
the state's Charities Bureau estimated $500 million at a minimum, with at least 100 relief organizations soliciting funds.
The American Red Cross said pledges hit $202 million by Tuesday afternoon; donations to last week's multi-network telethon brought in $150 million; The September 11 Fund brought in $115 million; the Salvation Army reported $25 million in the New York area alone; Catholic Charities USA reported $1 million.
In addition, an estimated $128 million was pledged in grants from corporations and foundations not associated with the Red Cross or September 11 Fund, according to the Chronicle. Some of that could be counted by other organizations.
With the tireless dedication of almost 20,000 disaster relief workers, the Red Cross has also provided safe refuge for over 4,000 people in 76 shelters, served 1.6 million meals and snacks to survivors, emergency personnel and stranded travelers throughout the United States. Across the country, American Red Cross crisis, grieving and spiritual counselors have helped 30,000 people deal with the emotional trauma from the tragedies
Actors & Recording Artists Benefits and Songs
Jerry Seinfeld is hoping to raise funds with the sound of laughter. He'll be joined by Bill Cosby, Colin Quinn, Will Ferrell and George Wallace October 8 at Carnegie Hall for "Stand-up for New York," with proceeds going to the Twin Towers Fund and the New York Police and Fire Widow and Children Benefit Fund.
Others hope to raise funds with the sound of music. Diana Ross and Patti Labelle are part of the clan who are re-recording Sister Sledge's 1979 "We Are Family" hit to aid victims' charities.
Part of the proceeds from an all-star version of the Marvin Gaye classic "What's Going On," recorded by U2's Bono and several others -- originally intended to fight AIDS in Africa -- will now go to terrorist-victim charities.
Michael Jackson is getting back into the giving act, hoping to raise $50 million with a benefit song called "What More Can I Do?" Whitney Houston's 1991 version of "The Star-Spangled Banner," recorded at the Super Bowl during the Persian Gulf War, is being re-released by Arista Records. Proceeds from the single will benefit the New York Firefighters Disaster Relief Fun and the New York Fraternal Order of Police.
Willie Nelson has proclaimed that Farm Aid 2001 will help restore farmers' markets destroyed in the World Trade Center attack. And there is help from across the Atlantic in the form of Paul McCartney, who is holding a concert in October to benefit post-attack relief efforts. McCartney's father was a firefighter in Liverpool during World War II.
Britney Spears will donate one dollar from each ticket sold for her upcoming U.S. tour to the children of New York firefighters killed in the World Trade Center attack. Spears hopes to raise $2 million.
Purple Heart and the New
"These assaults have brought the battlefield home to us," Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld announced Thursday that U.S. military members injured or killed in the Sept. 11 attacks will receive Purple Heart medals.
Civilian Defense Department workers killed or injured in the attacks will get a new kind of medal: The Secretary of Defense Medal for the Defense of Freedom, Rumsfeld said.
Concert for New York City''
The Concert for New York City'' has raised
more than $30 million for World Trade Center relief efforts,
and donations are still being accepted.
There has been a Tremendous Outpouring of
Support from not only the
Nation, but the World. It would be nearly impossible to count al the
Donors and Companies who have made contributions.
A Partial List of Celebrities and Companies who
have Donated Money
to the Victims of the Attacks on September 11, 2001.
|Donor Name or Business||Pledge to Charity or Relief Fund|
|General Electric||$10.000,000.00 to families of Firefighters|
|Cysco Systems Inc||$6,000,000.00 to the Red Cross and others|
|Wells Fargo & Co.||$1,000,000.00 to Red Cross|
|AT & T||$1,000,000.00 to Red Cross and
$10,000,000.00 in prepaid phone cards
for the relief efforts
Red Cross and
2300 wireless phones to disaster workers
|HJ Heinz and HJ Heinz Foundation||$100,000.00 to
New York Community Trust
and sending food to Rescue Workers
|Stop and Shop Co.||Will Match All Doations by Customers|
|New Haven Knights of Columbus||$1,000,000.00
to families of victims
lost during rescue efforts
|College Football Southeastern Conference||$1,000,000.00 to Aid Victims|
|Julia Roberts||$2,000,000.00 to Aid Victims|
|Jim Carey||$1,000,000.00 to families of victims|
|Rosie O'Donnell||$1,000,000.00 to families of victims|
|Sandra Bullock||$1,000,000.00 to families of victims|
|Crowned Prince of Dubai||$5,000,000.00 to Aid Victims|
|Earth, Wind, and Fire||$25,000.00 from
each concert and mdse sales
to Aid Victims
|Rapper-Producer Dr. Dre||$1,000,000.00
to LA Radio Station hoping to
Raise $1.6 Million for the Red Cross
|Arnold Schwarzenegger and wife Maria Shriver||$1,000,000.00 to Aid Victims|
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