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Financial assistance following the September 11, 2001 attacks

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Sept. 11, 2001 attacks
Timeline
Background history
Planning
September 11, 2001
Rest of September
October
Aftermath
Victims
Casualties
Missing people
Survivors
Foreign casualties
Rescue workers
Hijacked Airlines
American Airlines Flight 11
United Airlines Flight 175
American Airlines Flight 77
United Airlines Flight 93
Sites of destruction
World Trade Center
The Pentagon
Shanksville
Effects
Government response
World political effects
World economic effects
Airport security
Closings and cancellations
Audiovisual entertainment
Response
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Financial assistance
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Perpetrators
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U.S. Congress Inquiry
9/11 Commission

Charities and relief agencies raised over $657 million in the three weeks following the September 11, 2001 attacks, the vast bulk going to immediate survivors and victims' families. While this is a rather large sum, it is small compared to many billions of dollars paid by the government and private insurance companies.

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Government assistance

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.

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.

Fire Donations took charitable contributions on behalf of firefighters, EMS, and rescue workers.

Other charitable drives

  • For the families of the 79 employees of the Windows of the World Restaurant: Windows of Hope Family Relief Fund, c/o David Berdon & Company, 415 Madison Avenue, New York, NY 10017.
  • The National Police Defense Foundation Police Memorial Fund to help fund the existing psychological counseling program for police victims and establish a police memorial park in memory of the slain police: NPDF Memorial Fund, National Police Defense Foundation, 21 Kilmer Drive, BLDG 2, Suite F, Morganville, NJ 07751-1568; 888-SAFE-COP, NPDF@AOL.COM
  • AT&T dropped charges on all domestic calls involving the New York City area (212/718/917/646/347) in the days following.

Emergency Supplies

On Thursday and Friday, September 14-15, 2001, various relief supplies for the World Trade Center relief effort were collected from the New York City area, and dropped off at the Javits Convention Center or at a staging area at Union Square. By Saturday morning, enough supplies (and volunteers) were collected. Template:InMemoriam

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