It has now been three months since the 6.3 magnitude earthquake struck Christchurch, New Zealand, on February 22, 2011, causing widespread damage and tragic loss of life. Since then, more than $73 million has been raised for recovery and reconstruction in the Christchurch area. Rather than try to condense the massive amounts of media coverage the reconstruction efforts have received, I thought I'd list a few concrete numbers and examples of projects undertaken with the funds raised:
If you want to follow updates from the Christchurch Earthquake appeal more regularly than these project updates, the Appeal has its own Facebook page you can visit: http://www.facebook.com/ChristchurchEarthquakeAppeal. They admittedly discuss more about fundraising than rebuilding expenditures, but I found it a helpful source for some of the information above.
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Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.
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