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02月25日, 週六

    Helping at a Refugee Camp in France

     

    By Korea News Group (Originally in Korean)

    When a group of our Korean Association members were in Paris to promote veganism during COP 21, also known as the Paris 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference, we took the opportunity to visit the Grand-Synth refugee camp in Dunkirk in northern France on December 6. There, we joined about 20 other Association members from different countries, including Canada, Germany, Finland, Formosa, France and the United States, who were providing relief aid to the refugees in response to Master’s loving instruction. Together, we prepared a variety of vegan foods, such as rice, noodles, muffins, fruits and drinking water, for 1,000 people. For children, we brought special gifts including cookies, chocolate and stationery. The fund of EUR 4,500 (US$4,894) for this relief work was provided by our United States Association members.

    The camp has about 2,000 refugees, many of them children, and is equipped with basic facilities. Everyone loved the vegan food, and some brought food back to the tents for the women who had to stay with their children. While distributing the food, we silently prayed to God that the refugees would keep their courage.

    One of our elderly members felt great sympathy for the refugees, as she had experienced a time of military conflict in her country, and had a personal understanding of their situation. We sincerely wish for peace in all nations, so that no one will have to go through such hardship again.

    Our deep gratitude to Master for the opportunity to assist our brothers and sisters in need. We also sincerely thank the French government for helping the refugees.

     

    Expenditures By The Supreme Master Ching Hai International Association For Refugee Relief Work in Grand-Synth, France

    Description Amount(EUR) Receipt
    Supplies for the children of the refugees (notebooks, pens and crayons) 800 A
    Food (spaghetti, noodles, pasta, rice, fruit, cookies, cakes, chocolates, breads, sandwiches, mineral water, juice, tomato sauce and vegetables) and supplies (spoons, forks, cups and napkins) 3,400
    Transportation (truck rental and gas) 300
    Total EUR 4,500
    US$4,894