Money | It's too early to know the final donation totals after the latest catastrophes, but a severe downward trend is apparent
by Timothy Lamer
Posted 10/29/05, 12:00 am
By the Acts 20:35 standard ("It is more blessed to give than to receive"), Americans over the past several months have been blessed.
After the South Asian tsunami in December, Americans reached into their pockets and gave $1.3 billion to relief efforts. They gave even more, $1.7 billion, after Hurricane Katrina's devastation. But as the disasters keep coming-deadly mudslides in Guatemala on Oct. 5; a 7.6-magnitude earthquake in Pakistan on Oct. 8-donations to relief groups are drying up.