U.S. charitable giving was estimated to be $307.65 billion in 2008 and probably about the same or slightly lower last year. So, this total of $1.1 billion given to a single cause is a significant record.
Haiti earthquake update: Charities receive $1.1 billion in donor aid
It's almost hard to believe that four months have passed since the devastating 7.3 Haiti earthquake, which left over 250,000 dead. To date, over $1.1 billion has been donated for on-going relief and rebuilding efforts, says The Chronicle of Philanthropy.
Here are the top 5 aid recipients from The Chronicle's list: