[The State Department said offers of help had been received from:
Australia, Austria, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Belgium, Canada, China, Columbia, Cuba, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, France, Germany, Guatemala, Greece, Guyana, Honduras, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Mexico, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Paraguay, Philippines, Portugal, South Korea, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Slovakia, Spain, Sri Lanka, Switzerland, Sweden, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, United Kingdom, the United Arab Emirates, and Venezuela.](http://www.cnn.com/2005/US/09/03/katrina.world.aid.reut/index.html)
That’s quite a list, and I for one am appreciative. I have been skeptical these past few days about this very thing, wondering whether there would be an aid package or if we were just going it alone because we’re the United States and we can just suck it up.
Well, even if it’s all declined, even if some of these countries never have to come through because we have enough, it’s always nice to know that people can put stuff aside when it matters. It really is the thought that counts.