It's situations like this when it seems silly how America absolutely went crazy when the economy tanked. Yes, life was difficult, but times like this really put our idea of hard times into perspective. All around us there are countries lacking infrastructure to withstand such disasters, governments not ready with any sort of aid or even the stability to continue on providing the most basic services when something like this happens. The water is contaminated, the buildings have crumbled, they are on the verge of riots.
Do what you can, even if it is simply offering up your most heartfelt prayers, and count your blessings tonight that you live somewhere warm, that you are comfortable and your stomach is full, that the people you love are safe and nearby. Be thankful...I know I am.
"Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It's not." -Dr. Seuss