Charities and relief agencies raised over $657 million in the three weeks following the attack, the vast bulk going to immediate survivors and victims' families.
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.
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.