By Buenos Aires Relief Team (Originally in Spanish)
Following days of torrential rain beginning the evening of April 3, 2013, northeastern regions of Buenos Aires Province, Argentina, experienced record flash flooding, with the provincial capital, La Plata, being the most severely hit. The floods claimed dozens of lives with thousands evacuated.
Upon hearing this sad news, Supreme Master Ching Hai immediately asked our Buenos Aires Association members to help those most affected and as always offered reimbursement for relief funds. Our Buenos Aires Center contributed ARS 29,621 (US$3,413), formed a team and purchased the most needed food items for 500 families including noodles, rice, yerba, tea and crackers.
After arriving in La Plata on April 6, we learned from the Social Assistance Center that some elderly people and several disadvantaged and remote neighborhoods were in need of additional help. Our relief team then divided into two groups to deliver the supplies accordingly in two days. We were fortunate to come across Brother Pablo from the Evangelical Congregation Church who graciously offered to guide and accompany us to some areas difficult to access. Thanks to Master’s blessings, many families received the supplies smoothly. They were moved by Master’s love and care and said “God bless you” to the team members.
Our relief team returned to Buenos Aires with a deep feeling of gratitude to Master, Who extended love, comfort and blessings to our brethren in their time of need.
Expenditures by The Supreme Master Ching Hai International Association
for Flood Relief Work in La Plata, Argentina
|Noodles and rice||20,169.24||A|
|Tomato puree, crackers, tea, yerba and bags||9,451.62||B|