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 traveling great distance on unfavorable 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."

2018年04月19日, 週四

    Bringing Warmth to Korea’s Homeless

    By Seoul, Daegu and Busan News Teams

    Winter 2012 -2013

    Sharing Supreme Master Ching Hai’s love during the winter season, our Association members from Seoul, Daegu, and Busan responded to Master’s loving instruction to provide warmth to the homeless in our areas with financial assistance available upon request. With  US$9,385 in contributions from Korean Centers, our relief team distributed winter necessities and offered hot, vegan food to those in need.

    In Seoul, our team delivered a total of 350 blankets to our homeless friends at the Seoul and Yongsan Railway Stations over a period of three nights. Many of the recipients were sleeping out in the cold despite winter temperatures below 10 degrees Celsius, using cardboard boxes as their only shelter. Upon receiving the blankets, the people happily conveyed their gratefulness.

    Our team also delivered 100 blankets to homeless individuals in Daegu at the Dongdaegu Railway Station, and 40 blankets to Salim Community, a shelter for homeless women. In addition, a homeless friend directed us to others who were living in the city’s streets, and another 110 blankets were distributed. The recipients expressed their sincere appreciation and immediately wrapped themselves in the warm blankets.

    In Busan, our team purchased sleeping bags, winter gloves and hats, and hot packs, and prepared food for distribution to those in need. Then late at night the team shared the warm winter items at the Nampo and Jagalchi subway stations, where the homeless often spend the cold, winter nights sleeping on cardboard boxes. The people also welcomed the hot, vegan soup and rice provided by our team. Upon receiving a warm sleeping bag one man expressed his gratitude to Master, while another said, “God bless all of you!”

    Our heartfelt appreciation to Master for providing us with Her loving grace and inspiration to help others. We pray that our humble efforts can bring warmth and comfort to those without proper homes, especially during the winter season.

    Furthermore, we eagerly look forward to the day when all beings have their own loving homes and never have to endure discomfort or suffering again.

    Expenditures by The Supreme Master Ching Hai International Association for
    Winter Relief Work in Seoul, Daegu, and Busan, Korea
    Winter 2012-2013

    Description Amount (KRW)  Receipt
    Daegu Center:
    250 blankets
    3,500,000 A
    Seoul Center:
    350 blankets and Shipping
    3,915,000 B
    Busan Center:
    Food, warm sleeping bags, winter gloves, winter hats, hot packs and transportation (gasoline)
    2,537,800 C
    Total KRW 9,952,800