While he may not be the best President we have ever had, George Bush announced yesterday that the United States Government is initially committing 15 million dollars to the Southeast Asia tsunami relief efforts with more money to follow.
The United States Air Force currently has a convoy of large cargo planes filled with supplies and search and rescue planes on the way to Thailand. The United Stated Navy has a fleet of rescue and hospital ships on the way to the Indian Ocean as well.
In my immediate area, the Maryland State Police Search and Rescue Team has mobilized and is preparing to depart for Thailand to assist in the recovery efforts.
But more importantly, the contributions of individual citizens is expected to add to (by more than double) the amount already pledged by the US Government. If you wish to help this effort, please see the following link for organizations accepting donations and providing assistance to those affected by this terrible tragic event:
I also recommend that all Americans (and members of any other nation as well) contact their local political leaders and charitable organizations to urge them to help even more.