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06月22日, 週四

    Bringing Relief in India After Cyclone Phailin

    By Taichung, Formosa (Taiwan) News Team (Originally in Chinese)

    On the evening of October 12, 2013, Cyclone Phailin, the strongest cyclone to hit India in over a decade, reached the states of Odisha and Andhra Pradesh. Over one million people were evacuated for safety. The devastating cyclone caused hundreds of millions of dollars in damage to the infrastructure and took the lives of 44 people. Deeply concerned about all those affected, Supreme Master Ching Hai contributed US$10,000 and requested our Association members provide assistance.

    Our Association members from Taichung, Formosa arrived in the hardest hit state of Odisha within a few days, and divided into two teams. One team visited 12 affected villages and distributed relief supplies to 1,663 households. Another team went to four villages in a different area of the state and provided 1,610 servings of warm food to the displaced citizens. The team continued on to four more villages in Balasore District and distributed relief supplies and warm food to 550 affected households.

    In total, about 3,000 food packs and 6,000 warm meals were distributed during the relief work due to the compassionate heart of Supreme Master Ching Hai.

     

    Expenditures by Supreme Master Ching Hai and Her International Association
    for Cyclone Phailin Relief Work in India

    Description Amount (INR) Receipt
    Indian staple food (saltna, chuda, soya badi, Arha dal and rice), sugar, sunflower oil, sandwich cookies and candy 440,890 A
    Supplies (plastic sheets, flashlights and batteries) and car rental 197,500 B
    Total INR 638,390
    (US$10,364)

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