I bet you didn’t know that I receive no salary or stipend or regular financial support or assistance from any monastic institution and must rely on the generosity of regular folks in my community for all the necessities of life.
Not all monks and nuns in North America are “taken care of”. Monasticism in “the West” is a difficult and evolving path to walk, and while there are many people eager to support monastics in Asia, they overlook those non-Himalayan monastics here in “the West” who may be in need as well. Ask a monk or nun if you aren’t sure. They could be in need, too.