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 traveling great distance on unfavorable 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12月14日, 週四

    Love in the Cold in New York City

    By New York News Team (Originally in English)

    In December 2012, with the memory of Superstorm Sandy still fresh in people’s minds, adverse weather conditions persisted in New York, United States. Many of those affected by Sandy were still cleaning hazardous mold, mud, and debris from their homes and cars while braving falling temperatures and an electrical system that was not yet stable.

    Upon receiving a request from Supreme Master Ching Hai to help those affected, with financial assistance available as needed, on December 7 New York members of The Supreme Master Ching Hai International Association accompanied Coalition for the Homeless, an advocacy organization serving homeless men, women, and children.

    Our Association members formed two teams and followed the Coalition which was traveling in two vans, one going northbound and one going southbound, to help the hardest-to-reach homeless and those in need.With full car loads of winter clothing for 200 homeless individuals, purchased with US$1768 in contributions from our Association members in the US, our teams kept pace with the vans, which each had seven stops along the way.

    During the distribution of winter clothing, our team received requests for blankets. Fortunately, The Supreme Master Ching Hai International Association’s Boston Center sent a timely contribution of US$1,575 which was sufficient to purchase 200 cozy blankets for the homeless.

    We are very thankful to Coalition for the Homeless for their kind help in guiding us to our friends in need. May God bless all those who are vulnerable during the cold weather with much warmth and love.

    Expenditures by The Supreme Master Ching Hai International Association
    for Cold Weather Relief Work in New York City, USA

    Description  Amount (USD) Receipt
    Long thermal underwear, hats, gloves, socks, blankets, plastic bags and transportation 3,392.85 A
    Total US$3,392.85

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