By Düsseldorf, Germany News Group (Originally in German)
Since the inpouring of refugees in Europe, Germany has welcomed them with open arms, committing to take as many as 800,000 refugees in 2015.
To assist Germany in helping such a large number of refugees, Supreme Master Ching Hai provided US$10,000 in September 2015 and asked our local Association members to provide relief. After researching, in the beginning of October we distributed EUR 2,000 to the Refugee Council of Cologne through Diakonie Deutschland (a social welfare organization of Germany’s Protestant churches); EUR 1,000 to Diakonie Deutschland in Remscheid, and EUR 3,200 to Aktion Deutschland Hilft, Germany’s Relief Coalition. In addition, we used EUR 140 to purchase clothing, which we brought to a collecting point in Cologne to be distributed to the refugees. We also used EUR 500 for cooking vegan meals for refugees in Remscheid.
Our deep gratitude to Supreme Master Ching Hai for Her loving and generous support of refugees in Germany and throughout the world. Also, we salute Germany’s kindness and compassion in times of great desperation and wish all the refugees find Germany a happy home!
Expenditures by Supreme Master Ching Hai for Refugee Relief Work in Germany
|Cash contributions to charitable organizations (Refugee Council of Cologne through Diakonie Deutschland, Diakonie Deutschland in Remscheid and Aktion Deutschland Hilft)||6,200||A|
|Cash to support other relief activities (vegan meals for the refugees and purchasing clothing)||640||B|