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    9:21 P.M. - (AP): Within a week after news and images of the chaos left by Hurricane Katrina were broadcast, Americans donated over half a billion dollars to charities aiding victims of the flood.

    The speed of the money raised has outpaced the rate of donations offered to victims of the 2001 terror attacks and could hit $1 billion, according Stacy Palmer, editor of The Chronicle of Philanthropy, a publication that tracks nonprofit organizations.

    "It is unprecedented in scale and speed," Palmer said.

    "This outpaces anything we have had," said Ryland Dodge, spokesman with the American Red Cross. "The 9-11 donations ended up being $1 billion dollars (collected) over a long period of time."

    By far the largest single corporate donation has come from Wal-Mart, the retail giant, which donated $17 million late last week. In addition, the Walton Family Foundation, a foundation created by the family of the founder of Wal-Mart, donated $15 million to a variety of organizations.

  • #2
    Where the fuck is Bill Gates' donation? Greedy bastard.

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    • #3
      That is amazing.
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      • #4
        I bet the Red Cross blows its wad @ White Castle...

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        • #5
          Originally posted by *007*@Sep 6 2005, 11:54 PM
          I bet the Red Cross blows its wad @ White Castle...
          $1,000,000,000 can buy you approximately 999,999,999 KFC Snackers.

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          • #6
            How much of that half a bill will get lost in beaurocratic red tape?
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            • #7
              The Government should be footing the ENTIRE bill.

              That is why we pay taxes...
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              • #8
                Originally posted by ElviswasaBluesFan@Sep 7 2005, 12:00 AM
                How much of that half a bill will get lost in bureaucratic red tape?
                Only about half a bil... :P

                Dat's right!

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by BlueBrained@Sep 7 2005, 12:22 AM
                  That is why we pay taxes...
                  Yes, comrade.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by pgrote@Sep 6 2005, 11:51 PM
                    By far the largest single corporate donation has come from Wal-Mart, the retail giant, which donated $17 million late last week. In addition, the Walton Family Foundation, a foundation created by the family of the founder of Wal-Mart, donated $15 million to a variety of organizations.
                    OK, I know they're Wal-Mart and the Waltons are rich, but $32MM is still a shitload of money.

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                    • #11
                      I'm almost surprised it isn't more than that.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Weird_English_Guy@Sep 7 2005, 09:58 AM
                        I'm almost surprised it isn't more than that.
                        I did hear that some WalMart stores that were in the hurricane area opened there doors and gave away clothing and food to people in the couple of days after the hurricane. That to me was as big as donating all that money. The money will take time to get to the people who need it. What they gave away out of there stores was immediate and direct assistance.
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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Lois Lane+Sep 7 2005, 10:01 AM-->
                          QUOTE(Lois Lane @ Sep 7 2005, 10:01 AM)

                        • #14
                          America...
                          America...
                          America, FUCK YEAH!
                          Coming again, to save the mother fucking day yeah,
                          America, FUCK YEAH!
                          Freedom is the only way yeah,
                          Terrorist your game is through cause now you have to answer too,
                          America, FUCK YEAH!
                          So lick my butt, and suck on my balls,
                          America, FUCK YEAH!
                          What you going to do when we come for you now,
                          it’s the dream that we all share; it’s the hope for tomorrow

                          FUCK YEAH!

                          McDonalds, FUCK YEAH!
                          Wal-Mart, FUCK YEAH!
                          The Gap, FUCK YEAH!
                          Baseball, FUCK YEAH!
                          NFL, FUCK, YEAH!
                          Rock and roll, FUCK YEAH!
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                          • #15
                            Originally posted by backstop+Sep 7 2005, 08:56 AM-->
                            QUOTE(backstop @ Sep 7 2005, 08:56 AM)
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