Cuba Relief Team
(Originally in English)
With great concern for the Cuban families in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, Supreme Master Ching Hai sent a generous gift of US$10,000 and loving instructions to our Association members nearby to do what we can to help. In December 2012, a joint relief team of our Association members traveled to Havana to assist those affected.
Upon arrival in the city, our team met to determine the best way to render aid in the affected areas. We then purchased sufficient supplies to provide food parcels for approximately 1,600 families in nine communities. While it was not easy to decide which communities to help, the goal was to ensure that as many families as possible received Supreme Master Ching Hai’s love and aid.
The journey through Cuba involved long hours of bus travel and many more hours by car over challenging roads. However, the food arrived just in time for Christmas!
When the people received Supreme Master Ching Hai’s “Gifts of God,” as they called them, they felt the divine love. They sent all their love and prayers to Supreme Master Ching Hai, hoping that God would bless Her forever for Her generosity and care.
Our relief team also expressed gratitude to Supreme Master Ching Hai for Her beautiful heart, which is always full of love and compassion for all beings on the planet.
Expenditures by Supreme Master Ching Hai and Her International Association for Hurricane Sandy Relief Work in Cuba
|Food (rice, oil and spaghetti)||5,950||A|
|Detergent and bath soap||2,305||B|
|Food transportation and miscellaneous||1,750||C|
The amount of US$2,600 was provided by our Association members in the United States to cover traveling and accommodation costs.