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03月28日, 週二

    Hot Meals Bring Winter Warmth to Individuals Who are Homeless in Texas, USA

    By Houston, Texas, USA News Group (Originally in English)

    Following Supreme Master Ching Hai’s compassionate instructions to bring warmth to those in need in the winter, a team of our Association members from the Houston Center helped disadvantaged individuals in Texas with the assistance of Master’s caring contribution of US$2,000 along with US$5,121 contributed by the Houston Center.

    We visited the Star of Hope homeless shelter in downtown Houston, Texas, USA on December 16, 2012. There we shared hot vegan meals and 300 gift packages with the residents. The packages were filled with items to protect against the harsh winter weather including sleeping bags, socks and warm clothing.

    On December 29, 2012, we continued the Christmas relief work with a visit to homeless citizens of Conroe, Texas, where we distributed 110 gift packages containing sleeping bags, towels, socks and vegan meals.

    We purchased more supplies in January 2013 and traveled to Laredo, Texas, where we distributed another 120 gift packages and vegan meals to the city’s most vulnerable residents.

    In addition, in Austin, Texas our Association members contributed 20 blankets and 40 sleeping bags to those in need.

    Our relief team is deeply grateful to Supreme Master Ching Hai for Her concern about the well-being of the people of Texas, and we pray for God’s blessings upon all those experiencing hardship during the cold winter months.

     

    Expenditures by Supreme Master Ching Hai and Her International Association
    for Cold Weather Relief Work in Houston, USA

    Description Amount (USD) Receipt
    Sleeping bags, blankets, gift cards and bath towels 6,833.13 A, C
    Groceries 939.01 B, D
    Total US$7,772.14

    Throughout the relief operation, team members paid for their own transportation, food and accommodations.