In the morning hours of September 21, the Congress approved a bill to prop up the airline industry and establish a federal fund for victims. The cost of the mostly open-ended fund may reach about $15 billion. Victims of earlier terrorist attacks, including those linked to al-Qaida, were not included in the fund.
AT&T dropped charges on all domestic calls involving the New York City area (212/718/917/646/347) in the days following.
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2 Other charitable drives
3 Emergency Supplies
American Red Cross
From the donations to the Emergency Relief Fund, as of 11/19/2001, the American Red Cross granted 3,165 checks to 2,776 families totaling $54.3 million.
172,612 cases were referred to mental health contacts. The 866-GET INFO number received 29,820 calls. As of 3:10 p.m. November 20, there have been 1,592,295 blood donations since September 11.
Fire Donations took charitable contributions on behalf of firefighters, EMS, and rescue workers.
Other charitable drives
On Thursday and Friday, September 14-15, 2001, various relief supplies for the World Trade Center relief effort were collected from the New York City area, and dropped off at the Javits Convention Center or at a staging area at Union Square. By Saturday morning, enough supplies (and volunteers) were collected.