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01月22日, 週日

    Master’s Blessings Reach Earthquake-Affected Individuals in the Philippines

    By the Philippines Relief Team (Originally in Chinese)

    A powerful earthquake of 7.2 magnitude struck central Philippines on October 15, 2013, claiming 222 lives. The provinces of Bohol and Cebu were the most severely affected. Over 73,000 homes were damaged or destroyed, along with numerous historical landmarks, and nearly 72,000 families were forced to seek refuge in nearby shelters.

    Upon hearing this sad news, Supreme Master Ching Hai contributed US$10,000 to assist relief work and instructed our Association members from the Philippines to render immediate aid in the area.

    After arriving at Cebu Island on October 20, our Association members immediately took the ferryboat to the severely affected Bohol Island where Carmen and Loon, two of the worst hit cities, were located. Due to the destruction of roads and bridges, only boats and helicopters were able to deliver aid. Upon learning that approximately 700 households in the city of Loay on Bohol Island were also in need of supplies, especially food and drinking water, we purchased 700 portions of daily necessities with Master’s fund.

    With the assistance of the Loay Mayor, the Honorable Ms. Rosemarie Lim Imboy, our relief team managed to pack and deliver the supplies to the distribution center. Although it started to rain heavily on that day, each villager showed great joy and gratitude upon receiving Master’s overflowing of blessings and love.

    Expenditures by Supreme Master Ching Hai for
    Earthquake Relief Work in the Philippines

    Description Amount (PHP) Receipt
    Food (spaghetti, rice noodles, rice, cookies, canned peas and garbanzo beans, vinegar, soy sauce, cooking oil, sugar, salt and drinking water) and soap 429,240.20 A-J
    Total PHP 429,240.20
    (US$9,970.74)

    The relief team paid for their own travel and lodging expenses, totaling US$689.