By News Team (Originally in English)
In May 2014, torrential rains swept through Serbia and Bosnia and Herzegovina, leading to historic flooding that claimed at least 76 lives by July. In Bosnia and Herzegovina, approximately 1.5 million people were affected, with over a million left with no access to water as floods and landslides severely damaged or destroyed 25,000 homes.
Upon hearing of the calamity, Supreme Master Ching Hai immediately contributed US$10,000, which was given to the Red Cross Society of Bosnia and Herzegovina. After receiving the funds, the Red Cross sent a thank-you letter, explaining that the contribution was going toward their efforts to assist the most-affected people, including families who were evacuated from their homes or were supported by women, young couples with small children and those who had not yet received substantial aid. The aid would help provide these families with food, safe drinking water, hygiene supplies, psychological support, emergency shelter, and support for the reconstruction of damaged homes.
Our appreciation, Red Cross Society of Bosnia and Herzegovina, for your noble relief efforts, as we also send our gratitude to Supreme Master Ching Hai for Her loving care of our brethren in times of need. We pray for the resilience and smooth recuperation of all disaster-afflicted people in Serbia and Bosnia and Herzegovina.