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Americans have been giving generously in response to the Sept. 11 attacks. More than $1.4 billion has poured in, according to the Chronicle of Philanthropy. With needs increasing, especially among food banks, homeless shelters and other organizations serving the poor, many in the non-profit industry are nervous money won't come their way. But money donated post Sept. 11 adds up to less than one percent of total donations this year. Host Robert Siegel talks with George Ruotolo, immediate past chair of the American Association of Fundraising Counsel Trust for Philanthropy in New Jersey, about this year's charitable giving.