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30日, 週四

    Caring for the Homeless and Disadvantaged in Hong Kong and Sichuan Province, China

    By Hong Kong News Group (Originally in Chinese)

    With loving concern for the homeless during the cold season, Supreme Master Ching Hai requested that our local Association members distribute winter supplies to those in need in Hong Kong and Sichuan Province, China, with financial support available for reimbursement.

    Thus, in the early winter of 2012, our Hong Kong Association members contributed HK$11,780 (US$1,516) to the cause. With these funds we purchased blankets, overcoats, long undergarments, scarves, socks and other warm items, which we separated into packages for distribution to our homeless friends and disadvantaged families.

    We conducted distribution efforts before Christmas and the Chinese Lunar New Year. Most of the homeless individuals slept under overpasses in the districts of Sham Shui Po and Yau Ma Tei. These noble souls spoke few words and showed little emotion, but on receiving the packages, their gratitude was evident as they immediately put on the overcoats and wrapped themselves in the blankets, respectfully acknowledging the kindness offered.

    Our Association members also assisted those in the Ganzi area of Sichuan Province, China. Around the time of the Chinese Lunar New Year 2013, our relief team distributed blankets and overcoats to 28 disadvantaged families and eight orphans, and also gave some funds to help support families in need, especially those with sick and elderly members.

    Although they were unaware of who was promoting this caring activity, the recipients knew that the loving assistance ultimately came through God’s grace and blessing. It was an honor for us to be a part of helping our fellow brethren.

     

    Expenditures by The Supreme Master Ching Hai International Association for
    Winter Relief Work in Hong Kong and Sichuan Province, China

    Description Amount (Hong Kong Dollar HKD) Receipts
    Winter clothing (blankets, overcoats, scarves, trousers, undergarments and socks) 6,730 A
    Vegan cookies 550 B
    Blankets and overcoats (to help the disadvantaged in Si Chuan)  4,500
    (RMB 3,600)
    C
    Total HKD 11,780
    (US$1,516)

    Our Association members paid for their own transportation during the relief work.