Why would you choose to spend your resources helping other countries when there are people in your own country who need help?

The specifics of this answer will vary from member to member, but it really boils down to this: we believe we are called to serve the people and nation of Haiti. Some feel called to serve homeless veterans in the United States. Both of these callings are equally honorable because both of these people groups are equally important and deserving of care.

For more thoughts about this, see this blog post Why Haiti?