By Berlin, Germany Relief Team (Originally in German)
From October to December 2015, in response to Supreme Master Ching Hai’s loving instruction to assist the refugees, our Berlin Association members have worked together to help refugees in Germany and in other countries. We have so far used EUR 4095.62 from Master’s fund for the relief efforts.
We sent EUR 500 to ODIS (Our Dream Is Soccer) to support their project of bringing sports to young refugees in Berlin. In addition, we are in contact with a place where 14- to 17-years-old refugees are living to see how we can provide assistance.
On November 17, we gave coupons and women’s necessities to those who live in a sports hall near our Berlin Center. We also bought nine pre-owned bicycles to another refugee camp, so that the people staying there could travel in the city more independently and economically. The refugees were delighted to receive these gifts.
Also, we went to a refugee camp in Tempelhofer Weg in Berlin on November 23. We brought suitcases, men’s winter shoes, undergarments, stockings and socks for girls, and sweaters for men and boys.
On December 1 and 14, we went to Landesamt für Gesundheit und Soziales, or Office for Health and Social Affairs in Berlin, where the refugees come to register. and distributed warm vegan meals and clothing items such as sweaters, winter shoes, underwear and socks. To uplift their spirits, we shared flyers containing Master’s comforting words in Arabic.
On December 15, one of our Association members traveled to the Regional Welcome Treff (meeting place) for asylum applicants and refugees in Cottbus, southeast of Berlin. He distributed jackets and winter shoes, which the refugees could choose and try on. Also, he gave each refugee there a small Christmas cake and a flyer containing Master’s comforting words in Arabic.
Expenditures by The Supreme Master Ching Hai for Refugee Relief Work in Berlin Germany, October to December 15, 2015
|Supplies for refugees (bicycles, safety locks, clothes and bread), food supplies for cooking, and other expenses||3,595.62||A|
|Cash contribution to ODIS (Our Dream Is Soccer) to support their project for the refugees||500.00|
|Total|| EUR 4,095.62