The thoughts and prayers of the American people are with the Chinese people, especially those directly affected. The United States stands ready to help in any way possible.
China's massive earthquake covered an area equivalent in size to the continental United States from Maine to Arizona and killed over 12,000 people, with the death toll still climbing. That's a degree of disaster, destruction, and human suffering very difficult to comprehend from the comfort of an American living room.
As is usual in the wake of any world disaster, the U.S.A. immediately pledged its support and aid to China. To everything there is a season, and now is the time for us to help our Chinese neighbors.