It is interesting that Australian donated over US$150 million dollars to the victims of the tsunami in Indonesea and elsewhere..A very large part of it was from the general populace. That is over $7 per head of the population. Australia's population is a tenth of of the USA. (Hard to believe in view of our Olympic Golds).
But the locals are very independent and insist on helping themselves. They don't want donations from overseas countries - not that any would offer.