San Bruno Blast Donations Surpass $1 Million-Mark

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    A woman is treated by firemen after an explosion in San Bruno, Calif., Thursday, Sept. 9, 2010. Several homes were destroyed as a massive fire roared through a mostly residential neighborhood in San Bruno. (AP Photo/Mike Adaskaveg)

    When the call came in for help for victims of the gas pipeline explosion in San Bruno, donors answered loud and clear.

    More than $1 million in donations have already poured into organizations supporting the victims -- and that figure is growing.

    Surveillance Camera Catches San Bruno Gas Pipe Explosion

    [BAY] Surveillance Camera Catches San Bruno Gas Pipe Explosion
    Watch as people just a few blocks away from the deadly gas line explosion in San Bruno witness the blast and fireball. (Published Tuesday, Sept. 14, 2010)

    Our friends at the Examiner tell us the Silicon Valley Community Foundation has raised more than $420,000, and the Red Cross another $750,000. The San Bruno Lions Club has raised about $50,000, much of it from personal checks and individual donations -- $10,000 came from other local Lions Clubs.

    Red Cross spokeswoman Melanie Finks says the agency has already provided services including health and mental health consultations and meals to more than 380 families. It is working with the city on a long-term plan to support victims.

    Remembering the Victims of San Bruno

    [BAY] Remembering the Victims of San Bruno
    They died in a tragedy that captured the Bay Area's attention. (Published Tuesday, Sept. 14, 2010)

    "Many of the most essential, immediate needs have been met," Finke told the Examiner, "but these people, as they're working through their insurance, as they're rebuilding, more things are going to come up."

    The explosion on Sept. 9 killed eight people, injured several others and destroyed 37 homes in the Crestmoor neighborhood.

    When a Risky PG&E Pipeline Lies Beneath

    [BAY] When a Risky PG&E Pipeline Lies Beneath
    The list of the Top 100 PG&E lines has people who work at 1st and Tasman concerned. (Published Monday, Sept. 20, 2010)