By France News Group (Originally in French)
In December 2012, upon hearing Master’s benevolent instructions to bring warmth to those in need during the winter, members of The Supreme Master Ching Hai International Association from France formed a team and distributed warm blankets, clothing and sleeping bags to homeless and less fortunate residents of Menton and Nice, France and Ventimiglia and Sanremo, Italy. While purchasing the sleeping bags, the team received a 10% discount when the salesperson learned the bags were going to the homeless, and also offered some warm clothing to distribute on his behalf. With heartfelt compassion, Supreme Master Ching Hai contributed funds, of which €605.43 were used to support the team’s winter-relief efforts.
While distributing the items, along with monetary gifts and vegan food, the team also provided copies of the “Alternative Living” and “Harms of Meat” flyers, designed by Supreme Master Ching Hai to explain the importance of keeping a wholesome, vegan diet. The recipients were sincerely thankful, and the hearts of all present were uplifted.
Expenditures by Supreme Master Ching Hai
for Cold Weather Relief Work in France and Italy
|Blankets, clothing, and sleeping bags||450.43||A, B|
|Cash for the homeless and those in need in Nice, France||60.00||C|
|Cash for the homeless and those in need in Ventimiglia and Sanremo, Italy||95.00||C|