New York BBB Releases Final Report on September 11 Charities
The Better Business Bureau Serving Metropolitan New York has released the results of its final survey of charities and funds related to the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. According to the report, 88 percent of reported 9/11-related contributions were received by only eleven organizations. The survey also revealed that as of early 2003, 74 percent of all reported contributions had been paid out, and that four groups, had spent 95 percent of their contributions. In addition, the survey identified some of the challenges faced by relief organizations, including the difficulties experienced by many in trying to identify, locate, and serve aid-worthy victims quickly.