Love In Action

Master is always deeply concerned when disasters occur in any part of the world. Upon hearing news of such events, She immediately provides financial assistance and sends relief teams. Through such efforts, Her unconditional love and support are conveyed to those affected, thus reducing their suffering while helping them to rebuild their lives.

In recognition of the selfless actions of governments, organizations and relief workers around the globe, Master expresses Her gratitude as follows: "Thank you, all the international help that brings care and necessities to afflicted victims. Thank you all the relief workers for taking time and forsaking your own comfort, even travelling great distance on unfavourable roads and conditions to bring love and assistance to people in a time of need. May Heaven bless you abundantly for your generosity and noble sacrifice."

2017年03月24日, 週五

    Assisting Typhoon Soudelor Victims in Formosa

    By Formosa Relief Team (Originally in Chinese)

     

    Reduced to an upper moderate typhoon when approaching Formosa, Super Typhoon Soudelor landed on Sioulin Town in Hualien County on August 8, 2015, causing power outages in 4.85 million households as well as serious flooding, landslides and flash floods. The typhoon claimed eight lives, caused 420 injuries, and left four people missing.

    The village of the Luofu Heliu Tribe of Fuxing District, located in the mountains of Taoyuan City, was buried by landslides, becoming one of the hardest-hit areas. All transportation and supplies of food, water and electricity were interrupted. Fortunately, there were no casualties as the tribe had been evacuated. However, more than a dozen homes were destroyed, driving the residents to shelters.

    On August 11, our Association members from the districts of Daxi, Longtan and Fuxing of Taoyuan City organized a rescue team and set out to assess the disaster situation. We contacted the local village chiefs and social welfare organizers to understand the situation of the affected households and the needs of the victims. We also sent members to the shelter at Luofu Elementary School to find out the exact needs of the people there. On August 12, we quickly purchased 42 sets of mattresses and cotton quilts and delivered them to the shelter. Each affected individual received a mattress and a cotton quilt.

    We hope that warm caring hearts will help comfort all those affected by the typhoon. We are very grateful for Master’s blessings, which allowed the relief work to be completed successfully.

     

    Expenditure by The Supreme Master Ching Hai International Association for Typhoon Soudelor Relief Work in Formosa

    Description Amount (TWD) Receipt
    Mattresses and cotton quilts received by the affected families 44,100 A
    Total TWD 44,100
    (US$ 1,392)