C'mon folks, COUGH UP! I know there are people on this list who can afford to donate funds. In fact, I would suspect that 90% of the people who are coming to this web site can afford to donate SOMETHING. Some of us more than others but those of us who live in the US have no excuse! Most of us have plastic in our wallets. They are taking credit cards.
You know, a lot of the posts here have been people looking for family and friends who were visiting San Pedro.
But I'm afraid that most of the people who have suffered the most, both personally and financially, (and who we have yet to hear from) are the people who live on what a lot of posters have referred to as "the back" of the island, and they are not owners of resorts or condos, they are people whose HOMES are pretty badly wrecked, and many of them are far less equipped to deal with what is coming, at least financially, than most of us who are sending messages. There will be immediate public health concerns to address, food and cooking and water and flushing the toilet and waste disposal things that will have to be fixed QUICKLY. Many people will need alternative housing and people will need help in all kinds of ways right now.
So please cough up, won't you?
(Signed: Susan the Yenta)