More Than Just Tzedaka
Jews of America! You are doing a great deal for our brothers abroad, and may the Almighty accordingly grant you and your families success in all your endeavors. You must know, however, that the calamities that Jews are undergoing overseas are not accidental...The tzedaka that you give is not yet the whole story. One also needs teshuva and prayer, for all three together quash severe verdicts.
(Rabbi Yosef Yitzchak Schneerson of Lubavitch)