For me it is the Christian thing to do to help others out whether they are here or live else where.
Jesus said " Whatever you did for the least of My brothers and sisters, you did for Me"
So for me it doesn't matter what country you live in or come from that we be there for each other. I believe we are to be like Jesus to others.
Pammi I know what hard times are like. I have been there many times. But to go into why we are not helping out more here in our own county would lead us into a political discussion and don't think that this is the place or the right time for it.
People are donating on their own and doctors are volunteering on their own. But donation from people on their own will still not be enough money. The main reason they are asking for money donation instead of goods is because it will be easier for like the Red Cross to buy supplies they know are needed and get it into the country.
The news reports were already in Haiti before they closed the airports in that country. There are so many people all over the world pulling together and helping out. I have seen England pledge money and send in rescure crews with their dogs. I heard China has sent a ship with supplies. If anything positive comes out of this, is that we all our coming together to help this poor country out.
I am sorry you are going through a rough time and I pray that you will get better and that life will be better for you.
Right now I am thankful that I am sitting in my warm house on my computer, can go to my kitchen and find food and that my children are safe. My heart breaks for the Mothers who have lost children and children who have lost their parents because of this earthquake. My prayers are with them.