By Colorado, USA Relief Team (Originally in English)
In mid-September 2013, one of the worst floods in Colorado, USA’s history occurred, covering a range of 200 miles from north to south across 17 counties and affecting 2,380 square miles. The flooding took eight lives, over 11,000 people were evacuated, nearly 18,000 homes were damaged, and more than 1,500 homes were destroyed. Many people were stranded in mountainous areas and had to be rescued by helicopters. With heartfelt concern, Supreme Master Ching Hai requested our Association members to please go help those affected and reimbursed US$8,317 for funds used to render assistance. Our relief team from San Francisco traveled to Colorado to provide aid and share Master’s love.
On September 16, our relief team visited several temporary shelters in Colorado to deliver food and supplies. Over 1,700 pounds of vegan frozen food was given to Journey Christian Church and the Weld Food Bank in Greeley. For the Timberline Church in Fort Collins, where more than 300 displaced people were staying, requested items such as blankets, socks, refillable drinking bottles and sanitary supplies were purchased. According to the wish list provided by the Longmont Humane Society, they were overcrowded with many dogs and cats in need. Detergents and toys were purchased. Also, US$1,460 cash from the relief fund was contributed to help with the shelter’s future expenses.
On behalf of Master’s deep concern for the well-being of vulnerable individuals, our team expressed deepest sympathies to all those affected by the Colorado flood, and sincerely wished them a quick recovery.
Expenditures by Supreme Master Ching Hai for Flood Relief Work
in Colorado, USA
|Supplies for Longmont Humane Society (laundry detergent, dishwashing detergent, and toys for animal companions)||1,539.71||A|
|Cash contribution to Longmont Humane Society||1,460.00||B|
|Frozen vegan food for Journey Christian Church and Weld Food Bank||3,641.12||C|
|Supplies for Timberline Church (blankets, socks, toothpaste, toothbrushes, hair dryers, hand sanitizer, shampoo and refillable drinking bottles)||845.27||D|
|Transportation for relief items||830.76||E|