That $150 million, or even a part of it, could have transformed the relief effort in the Rockaways.
As of Monday's count (PDF), 23 countries have poured over $181 million in aid to the Philippines as part of the relief effort.
And the Japanese-based Toyota corporation will donate $1 million to the American Red Cross to aid in relief efforts.
A week after “donating” several old shirts, I was in a tiny Gujarat village called Vamka with a relief team.
In the face of such compelling images, the immediate response is to send money, food, medicines, relief workers, sniffer dogs.
All this created an enormous sum for the secours, which was the real "relief," as benevolence.
For our relief I tied up the horses for some time before letting them go.
He rose, and walked to the window, sniffing the scent of the flowers with relief.
Nor could he find any relief of mind in talking with others about her.
Mortimer hastened to her relief, but she shrank from his touch.
late 14c., "alleviation of distress, hunger, sickness, etc; state of being relieved; that which mitigates or removes" (pain, grief, evil, etc.)," from Anglo-French relif, from Old French relief "assistance," literally "a raising, that which is lifted," from stressed stem of relever (see relieve). Meaning "aid to impoverished persons" is attested from c.1400; that of "deliverance of a besieged town" is from c.1400. Earlier in English as "that which is left over or left behind," also "feudal payment to an overlord made by an heir upon taking possession of an estate" (both c.1200).
"projection of figure or design from a flat surface," c.1600, from French relief, from Italian rilievo, from rilevare "to raise," from Latin relevare "to raise, lighten" (see relieve).