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06月23日, 週五

    Helping Residents Displaced Due to Active Volcano in Indonesia

    By Medan, Indonesia Relief Team (Originally in Indonesian)

    Since September 2013, the Mount Sinabung volcano, located in Karo Regency, North Sumatra, Indonesia, has been active, at times spewing ash and searing hot gas, and sending lava and rocks down its southern slopes. The local authorities evacuated more than 30,000 people, providing shelter for them in tents, schools and public buildings. Following Master’s compassionate instructions to always help those in need, with funds available upon request, our Association members from the North Sumatra capital, Medan, quickly made a plan to provide assistance and contributed IDR 29,871,295  (US$2,500) for relief aid.

    On January 26, 2014, we visited four shelters in Berastagi city where over 3,700 displaced persons were living. We delivered vegan food, drinks, blankets, sarongs, medical ointments and daily necessities.

    Our heartfelt prayers and love to the many individuals and families in need following the volcanic eruptions. May Heaven bless all those affected with much comfort.

     

    Expenditures by The Supreme Master Ching Hai International Association
    for Volcano Eruption Relief Work in Berastagi, North Sumatra, Indonesia

    Description Amount (IDR) Receipt
    Vegan food (instant noodles, bread, biscuits, baby porridge and candy), soybean drinks and green bean drinks 21,919,369 A
    Daily necessities (sarongs, blankets, hygiene items, toothpaste, toothbrushes and medical ointment) 7,951,926 B
    Total IDR 29,871,295
    (US$2,500) 

    Throughout the relief operation, the team members paid for their own transportation.