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05月28日, 週日

    Cyclone Ita Relief in Australia

    By Brisbane, Australia Relief Team (Originally in English)

    On the weekend of May 10, 2014, three of our Brisbane Association members traveled to northern Queensland to assist the local people who were still recovering from the impact of the previous month’s tropical cyclone Ita. Following Master’s loving instructions, our team helped to provide relief and comfort to those in need. Our Association members in Australia contributed AUD 7,290 for the relief effort with reimbursement available from Master as always.

    In Cooktown, where 200 buildings were affected and 16 severely damaged or destroyed by the strong winds, we contributed AUD 3,500 from the relief fund to the community. According to the follow-up thank-you letter from the manager of the Cooktown Community Centre, the check was used to purchase a generator, a number of washing machines and Emergency Relief vouchers and bundles for families in need.

    Financial assistance, along with Master’s publications and vegan food, was also given to various organizations and individuals. From the relief fund, we contributed AUD 750 to Yuku Baja Muliku, a local aboriginal environmental group, AUD 2,000 to the Mossman Community Centre, and an AUD 500 store voucher each to two individuals in Cairns who lost their possessions to Ita. Our relief team members were thankful to Master for Her compassionate inspiration and for the caring support from fellow Association members across Australia.

     

    Expenditures by The Supreme Master Ching Hai International Association
    for Cyclone Ita Relief Work in Australia

    Description Amount (AUD) Receipt
    Cash contribution to Cooktown Community Centre 3,500 A
    Cash contribution to Mossman Community Centre 2,000 B
    Cash contribution to Yuku Baja Muliku 750 C
    Store vouchers for individuals in need 1,000 D
    Total  AUD 7,250
    (US$6,785)

    Throughout the relief operation, the team members paid AUD 750 for their own travel expenses and food.