US Charities' Haiti Fundraising Hits USD895M

U.S. charities have collected a total of USD895 million for their relief efforts in Haiti seven weeks after the deadly Jan. 12 earthquake. The American Red Cross leads the tally prepared by the Chronicle of Philanthropy, with USD333 million as of March 2. Catholic Relief Services is a far second, with USD89.7 million in gifts and pledges, also as of March 2. Completing the top five charities with the most money raised for Haiti are Partners in Health, the U.S. Fund for UNICEF, and Doctors Without Borders.

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