Magazine article Insight on the News

Internet Business Coalition Aids Fund Raising for Victims

Magazine article Insight on the News

Internet Business Coalition Aids Fund Raising for Victims

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The American Liberty Partnership is an Internet-industry initiative that is using the online medium "to connect people who want to help with the organizations that need it most" in the aftermath of the tragic events of Sept. 11, according to the coalition's Website. So far, the organization, endorsed by President George W. Bush in a recent Rose Garden ceremony, has collected more than $9.5 million in online pledges to aid victims of the terrorist attacks and their families.

Organizations aided by the project include the American Red Cross, Catholic Charities USA, the Salvation Army, the Survivors' Fund of the National Capital Region, the September 11th Fund, the Twin Towers Fund and others devoted to helping out in this time of national crisis. Donations are tax deductible.

The American Liberty Partnership was established by online companies including Amazon, AOL Time Warner, Cisco Systems, eBay, Microsoft, MSN and Yahoo. The companies have agreed to absorb costs of transactions and other fees to maximize the amount of contributions. …

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