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September 11, 2001 Terrorist Attack/Assistance

Charities and relief agencies raised over $657 million in the three weeks following the attack, the vast bulk going to immediate survivors and victims' families.

In the morning hours of September 21, the Congress approved a bill to prop up the airline industry and establish a federal fund for victims. The cost of the mostly open-ended fund may reach about $15 billion. Victims of earlier terrorist attacks, including those linked to al-Qaida, were not included in the fund.

Contact FEMA.

AT&T dropped charges on all domestic calls involving the New York City area (212/718/917/646/347) in the days following.

American Red Cross From the donations to the Emergency Relief Fund, as of 11/19/2001, the American Red Cross granted 3,165 checks to 2,776 families totaling $54.3 million.

172,612 cases were referred to mental health contacts. The 866-GET INFO number received 29,820 calls. As of 3:10 p.m. November 20, there have been 1,592,295 blood donations since September 11.


VICTIMS' COMPENSATION: Fund for Victims' Families Already Proves Sore Point, New York Times, October 1, 2001 (http://www.nytimes.com/2001/10/01/nyregion/01FUND)

See also : September 11, 2001 Terrorist Attack



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