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26日, 週日

    Contributions Provide Second Chances for Animal Friends in the United States after Hurricane Sandy

    By USA News Group (Originally in English)

    Supreme Master Ching Hai contributed a total of US$50,000 to six no-kill animal shelters in honor of the compassion demonstrated by United States President His Excellency Barack Obama for animals. On November 21, 2012, President Obama expanded the annual, presidential turkey-pardoning tradition before the Thanksgiving Holiday by saving two turkeys instead of one, as had previously been the practice. The lucky birds will be able to spend the rest of their natural lives in peace and harmony.

    Supreme Master Ching Hai was deeply touched by President Obama’s action, stating in a letter to him, “I thank you for your compassion, and for setting a shining, noble example for the nation and the world.” She also noted that during the pardoning ceremony, Cobbler, one of the turkeys spared, sang songs of praise for His Excellency and thanked God.

    To honor this merciful act, Supreme Master Ching Hai’s contribution was given to assist the animals affected by Hurricane Sandy, which struck the US in late October 2012.

    The hurricane separated many beloved animal companions from their human caregivers, and in many cases the animals needed to be cared for in foster homes when their human caregivers had to take shelter in places that were unable to accommodate animal friends.

    Supreme Master Ching Hai’s contribution was presented to the following shelters in New York, USA: Adopt NY (US$10,000), Dog Habitat Rescue (US$5,000), Pet Safe Coalition (US$10,000), Bobbi and the Strays (US$10,000), Sean Casey Animal Rescue (US$10,000), and Feline Rescue of Staten Island (US$5,000).

    Adopt NY

    Adopt NY is an organization dedicated to making New York a “No-Kill” city by using Adopt NY’s extensive online network for 50 rescue groups (and counting) through Facebook and its website. Currently over 2,000 dogs and cats are up for adoption.

    On behalf of Supreme Master Ching Hai, our Association members presented Her contribution to Adopt NY at the group’s facility in Brooklyn on December 8. Conveying his heartfelt thanks, co-founder and Fundraising and Corporate Outreach Director Mr. Rob Maher noted that the number of animal friends for adoption, fostering and daycare increased substantially during Hurricane Sandy.

    Dog Habitat Rescue

    Located in the same facility as Adopt NY, Dog Habitat Rescue provides adoption, daycare and veterinary services (through affiliated veterinarians), along with animal food supplies. Supreme Master Ching Hai’s contribution was presented to Mr. Colby Riggle, who shows his lifelong love for animals by volunteering with the organization.

    Pet Safe Coalition

    Also that day, Supreme Master Ching Hai’s contribution was presented to Pet Safe Coalition. Recognized as the first County Animal Response Team (CART) in New York State, the group aids animal friends who are in need following disasters. Working with other not-for-profit organizations, Pet Safe has cared for approximately 500 animals affected by Hurricane Sandy free of charge. In addition, Pet Safe maintained a second safe haven for animals during the initial days of the super storm.

    The check was received by President and Founder Ms. Nancy Lynch, Director of Disaster Response Ms. Jo Ellen Cimmino, and Public Affairs Officer Ms. Beverly Poppell. Pet Safe plans to use the funds to help purchase a trailer with ventilation and lighting that will house animal friends on site if needed.

    Expressing her gratitude on behalf of the coalition, Ms. Cimmino also presented a Pet Safe Coalition disaster response badge to Supreme Master Ching Hai, as well as a gift with a symbol of peace that was handcrafted by her daughter.

    Bobbi and the Strays

    On December 9, our Association members presented Supreme Master Ching Hai’s contribution to Ms. Roberta “Bobbi” Giordano, who established Bobbi and the Strays in 1998 to help orphaned, stray, abused and special-needs dogs and cats.

    With deepest appreciation, Ms. Giordano and her staff said the contribution would be used primarily to rebuild their damaged facility in the wake of Hurricane Sandy.

    Sean Casey Animal Rescue

    Supreme Master Ching Hai’s contribution was also given to further the compassionate work of Sean Casey Animal Rescue, which cares for and rehabilitates underprivileged animals acquired from private caregivers, zoos, shelters and other public organizations until they can find happy, loving homes for them. The not-for-profit group helped more than 100 animals who had been adversely affected by the hurricane, all of whom have now been placed in caring homes. Mr. Sean Casey, founder of the rescue, was grateful for the generous gift.

    Feline Rescue of Staten Island

    On December 11, Senior Vice President Ms. Patricia Lenza and Director Ms. Ivette (Dorothy) D’Alessandro accepted Supreme Master Ching Hai’s contribution to Feline Rescue of Staten Island.

    The rescue organization is a home-based group of volunteers who selflessly donate their time and love in assisting, fostering and providing care for abandoned, feral, stray and surrendered felines from animal shelters and the streets.

    Following Hurricane Sandy, the organization has visited the affected areas many times taking in cats and kittens, trying to find their caregivers, and helping people who need to rebuild their homes by fostering or boarding their beloved animal companions until they can take them back. Feline Rescue of Staten Island also cares for cats whose caregivers have relocated and are unable to take their cherished animal companions with them.

    The Feline Rescue of Staten Island staff said they will use the contribution to care for their animal friends and establish a permanent facility for their organization.

    With gratefulness to Supreme Master Ching Hai for Her generous contributions, we also sincerely thank Adopt NY, Dog Habitat Rescue, Pet Safe Coalition, Bobbi and the Strays, Sean Casey Animal Rescue, and Feline Rescue of Staten Island for all their selfless endeavors. These noble exemplars, reaching out to those in need, inspire greater kindness towards animals and humans alike.

    We pray that all those affected by Hurricane Sandy have had a speedy return to comfortable living.

    For more information on the no-kill animal shelters discussed in this article, please visit:

    Adopt NY

    http://www.adoptny.org

    Dog Habitat Rescue

    http://www.doghabitat.org

    Pet Safe Coalition

    http://www.petsafecoalition.org

    Bobbi and the Strays

    http://www.bobbiandthestrays.org

    Sean Casey Animal Rescue

    http://www.nyanimalrescue.org

    Feline Rescue of Staten Island

    http://felinerescueofstatenisland.webs.com