By Tokyo, Japan Relief Team (Originally in Japanese)
On September 27, 2014, the sudden eruption of Mount Ontake, a volcano located about 200 kilometers west of Tokyo, Japan, claimed 57 lives, injured 69 individuals, and left six people missing on the volcano. As soon as receiving Master’s loving instruction to help the suffering, our Association members from Tokyo Center contacted the local Emergency Headquarters and learned that the relatives of the missing were staying in the Kiso Town Central Public Hall.
Although no material aid was required, mental and spiritual support was needed in such a difficult time. Therefore, with JPY 36,889 (US$341) contributed by our Association members, we purchased a variety of gifts including vegan snacks, candy, dried fruits and juices. We also prepared copies of The Key of Immediate Enlightenment Sample Booklet, Be Vegan, Make Peace DVDs and other publications. Four members of our relief team drove approximately 230 kilometers and delivered all items to the Emergency Headquarters of Kiso Town Office and the Otaki Village Office on October 5.
Our sincere prayers for all those injured and for those who lost loved ones or have friends or family missing. May Heaven continue to bless you and fill your hearts with comfort.
Expenditures by The Supreme Master Ching Hai International Association for
Mount Ontake Eruption Relief Work in Japan
|Food (vegan snacks, candy, dried fruits and drinks)||14,116||B|
|Gift bags and transportation expenses||22,773||A, C|
|Total|| JPY 36,889