Oct 31, 2012

Superstorm Sandy donations top $11 million


NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- Just two days after Superstorm Sandy pummeled much of the nation's East Coast with severe winds and torrential flooding, donations to relief efforts have started pouring in.

The American Red Cross has received an estimated $11.44 million as of Wednesday morning, the agency said.


Network for Good, an online and mobile donation platform that lets donors choose from a variety of charities, said that by midday Wednesday, it had processed $200,000 in donations, which is in line with what they received after the Haiti earthquake and Japan tsunami. Giving will likely spike in the next few days as recovery efforts are featured in the news, said chief operating officer Katya Andresen.

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