By Maryland USA News Team (Originally in English)
In December 2012, in response to Supreme Master Ching Hai’s caring instructions, the Maryland Center provided warm winter clothing to homeless shelters in the Washington DC and Baltimore areas. Master generously contributed US$10,000 for this relief effort.
The week before Christmas, our team delivered hundreds of gloves, socks, hats, blankets, undergarments and jackets. In the Baltimore area, we brought the items to the INNterim Housing Corporation, Mana House, Health Care for the Homeless, the Bea Gaddy Family Center, the Catholic Charities’ My Sister’s Place Women’s Center, and Beans and Bread and Sara’s Hope at Hannah More of the St.Vincent de Paul of Baltimore, to be distributed to people in their care. In Washington DC we shared the winter supplies with the Community for Creative Non-Violence shelter. The gifts were received at the facilities with deep gratitude and joy as many were in great need of the items.
Our Association members were also pleased and grateful to be able to serve those less fortunate. The joy on the faces of the recipients was a great reward, and reminded us all to follow Supreme Master Ching Hai’s example of unconditional generosity and concern for all of our brothers and sisters, especially those in need. Such opportunities to engage in God’s work always bring both givers and receivers closer to God. We pray that through the elevation of Earth’s consciousness, all human beings will soon live healthy, fulfilling lives.
Expenditures by Supreme Master Ching Hai
for Winter Weather Relief Work in Baltimore, Maryland and Washington DC, USA
|Winter hats, gloves, socks and blankets for homeless shelters in Baltimore (INNterim Housing Corporation, Manna House, Health Care for the Homeless, the Bea Gaddy Family Center, My Sister's Place Women Center, Beans and Bread and Sara's Hope at Hannah More)||8,867||A-G|
|Winter hats, gloves, socks and blankets for the Community for Creative Non-Violence shelter in Washington, DC||1,193||H|
Throughout the relief operation, our team members paid for their own transportation, food and accommodations.