Statistically Speaking

Nearly 20 percent of all Americans knew someone injured or killed during the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks against the United States. Here are some fast facts about charitable giving within the last decade related to the 9/11 tragedy:

36,000: units of blood donated to the New York Blood Center

1,300: number of corporations and foundations on record that made charitable 9/11 donations

$2.2 billion: amount donated by Americans to 9/11 charities

$9.5 billion: amount of federal aid received by New York City within the two months following Sept. 11, 2001

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