By Cuba Relief Team (Originally in English)
In July 2013, after Supreme Master Ching Hai sent a loving contribution of US$15,000 and instructions for our nearby Association members to help Cuban families affected by Tropical Storm Andrea, a relief team of our Association members traveled to Cuba’s capital, Havana. Our team then met with local officials to determine which communities were in greatest need and how to arrange delivery of relief supplies to the residents.
Many of those affected were living far from the affected province’s principal city, so the team had to make a long journey on rough roads each day to distribute the relief items, which included rice, oil and spaghetti. Thankfully, however, we were able to reach many of the affected families, who still had problems obtaining electricity, and had also lost crops, which provided their food source and livelihood.
Thus the recipients were delighted, and grateful to Supreme Master Ching Hai for the love and comfort She had provided. The people were radiant with joy, as the relief supplies also gave them the assurance that God truly cared about them.
When we visited the affected families, we realized that God always takes care of the details, everywhere and in every instance.
Thank you, beloved Supreme Master Ching Hai, for giving us the opportunity to help others. Thanks to Your teachings and pure, unconditional, loving example and inspiration, we know that when we help our fellow beings we also move closer to our true nature of selflessness and boundless love. Your care and guidance always let us see the world in ways that help us make the best decisions.
Expenditures by Supreme Master Ching Hai and Her International Association
for Tropical Storm Andrea Relief Work in Cuba
|Food (rice, oil and spaghetti)||15,000||A|
|Hotel, transportation and taxes||2,900||B|
All of the travel funds ($2,900) for the relief work were provided by our Association members in the USA.