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."

2018年05月24日, 週四

    Providing Assistance to Families Affected by the Worst Wildfires in Chile’s History

    By Chile Relief Team (Originally in Spanish)

    During the month of January 2017, Chile battled the worst wildfires in its history. More than 100 fires had burned down over 900,000 acres of land in central and southern areas, wiping out forests, plantations and populated towns. Eleven people lost their lives, including four firefighters and two police officers. Thousands of homes were destroyed. Many people were able to escape and sought shelter; however, a large number had to spend nights on the streets.

    President Michelle Bachelet declared a state of emergency. Chilean firefighters and volunteers were mobilized to tame the blazes, and countries including Brazil, Russia and the United States brought water-carrying aircrafts for assistance while others such as France, Peru and Mexico sent specialists, money and resources to help ease the fires.

    As Supreme Master Ching Hai has instructed, our local Association members also acted quickly to coordinate help for those in need. Using US$5,800 contributed by our local Association members, with reimbursement available from Master, we purchased relief items including basic food and daily necessities. We distributed them at the end of January to 200 of the most desperate families in Constitución, one of the most affected cities.

    To help those who had lost their homes to recover, many kindhearted people organized major fundraising efforts, and all the donated goods were distributed to the needy immediately.

    Our deep gratitude to Master for Her support. We pray that all the Chilean people will soon adopt the vegan diet to help preserve the forests, to cool the planet and to protect themselves and others.


    Expenditures by The Supreme Master Ching Hai International Association for Wildfires Relief Work in Chile

    Description Amount (USD) Receipt
    Rice, oil, beans, lentils, oatmeal, pasta, tomato sauce, sugar, salt, tea, cookies, toilet paper, diapers, baby wipes, bleach, candles, matches, shampoo, women’s hygiene supplies 5,800 A
    Total  US$5,800  

    Note: Our Association members contributed about US$380 to cover travel, food and lodging expenses of the relief team.