Total Collected: $15,443,567.03 # of Payments: 188500
Here in Cleveland, they did a program last night where *every* local channel combined for a 1-hour event from 7-8PM. They took phone-in donations for the Red Cross, and said they had 1300 phone operators available. When I called the first time, the line was BUSY. The second time, I got through and had to wait for about 1 minute. Fantastic to think that they utilized that capacity!
I'll be honest, I am a cheap bastard and don't donate as often as I probably should. But I gladly gave for this cause. I still cannot fathom the magnitude of this disaster.
"Lita holds a Stone Cold Steve Austin home pregnancy test. What will the Bottom Line say? “Hell Yeah” or “Eh-EH”?" - Raw Satire, 6/15/04
"Our enemies are innovative and resourceful, and so are we. They never stop thinking about new ways to harm our country and our people, and neither do we." - George W. Bush
1.2MB download of before and after satellite images of the tsunami: http://www.digitalglobe.com/images/tsunami/Sri_Lanka_Tsunami_Damage.pdf Taken from: http://www.digitalglobe.com/press/images_media.shtml Damn that's some good technology.