Daily Wisdom

July 09, 2005

Tsunami Relief Final Report

As of April 20, 2005 the final numbers are in on Tsunami Relief from the United States. Special thanks to Chuck at You Big Mouth, You! who has steadfastly kept track of all the Internet references he could find regarding Tsunami donations. The final total... $1,030,714,108.34 US donated by Americans for Tsunami Relief.

Click here The Stingy List [PDF] to see the details.

And as thorough as Chuck has been... I'm sure he probably missed a few. And remember, his numbers don't include what was given by the U.S. government as OFFICIAL aid, or what the Pentagon gave in terms of support through deployment of aircraft carriers, other vessels and military personnel.

Are we Americans stingy or what?


At 7/09/2005 8:50 PM , Blogger camojack said...

A trillion dollars? Impressive.

How'd the other "civilized" nations compare?
(As if I didn't know...)

At 7/10/2005 12:22 AM , Blogger Hawkeye® said...

Sorry camo...

Just a billion, not a trillion. But still pretty darned good for the private sector.

At 7/10/2005 1:18 AM , Blogger camojack said...

"Just" a billion dollars, huh?
(Too much for me to imagine)

I wish I had "just" a billion...

At 7/10/2005 2:05 AM , Blogger Kajun said...

This is approaching the amount of money my children and grandchildren have tried to borrow from me!

Someone asked: "What do they do with all that money?"

I said: "I don't know...I never gave them any."

At 7/10/2005 10:00 AM , Blogger Hawkeye® said...

I don't know... I'm not sure I could handle a billion dollars. I'd probably turn into some kinda "Jerk" or somethin'.

At 7/10/2005 10:02 AM , Blogger Hawkeye® said...

Keep 'em comin'... you are too funny! (he said snickering in the background)


At 7/10/2005 2:27 PM , Blogger camojack said...

If I had a billion dollars, I could afford to be camojerk...or somethin'.

At 7/10/2005 8:29 PM , Blogger Beerme said...

One could say it was a flood of support, or a groundswell, or waves of relief...
Oh, forget it.

At 7/10/2005 9:45 PM , Blogger Hawkeye® said...

I think I get your "drift". But how 'bout if we just leave it at... a great deal of giving.


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