Australia announced a donation of $8 million to the American Red Cross. “The United States is so often at the forefront of international aid efforts to help less fortunate nations,” Foreign Minister Alexander Downer said. “So it is only fitting that Australia should contribute to the daunting task of helping the thousands of American citizens whose lives have been thrown into turmoil by this unprecedented disaster,” he said.
Thank YOU, Minister Downer!!
UPDATE: The Hurricane relief international honor roll : nations that have offered support, according to the Associated Press.
Germany (uh ... thanks)
United Arab Emirates
A fascinating list -- some of these countries are our steady allies, others aren't exactly bursting with resources but still are offering help. Their generosity is touching.