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 travelling great distance on unfavourable 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."

2017年03月27日, 週一

    Saving Animal Companions After Catastrophic Fire in Chile

    By Chile Relief Team (Originally in Spanish)

     

    On April 12, 2014, a devastating fire broke out in the beautiful hilly city of Valparaíso in Chile. The fire, which lasted for two days, is considered the most catastrophic in the city’s history. At least 2,500 homes were destroyed, over 11,000 people were displaced, and 15 lost their lives. Many animals were also left homeless. Injured and suffering from smoke inhalation and burns, they were in urgent need veterinary care.

    Deeply concerned about these vulnerable beings, Supreme Master Ching Hai requested our nearby Association members to assist as needed. Our Association members from Santiago and Rancagua purchased medicines and food for the animals which was reimbursed by Master’s contribution of CLP 200,000 (US$360) and CLP 314,786 (US$565) from our Association members. Our relief team delivered the needed supplies to Santiago Girls Lyceum No. 1 of Valparaíso, which was turned into a Field Veterinary Hospital, Trafón Cultural Center in Cerro Monjas, which served as a shelter for humans and animal companions, and Veterinary Hospital of the University of Santo Tomas in Viña del Mar, which housed more than 30 injured animals.

    From the Veterinary Hospital, we took home Mikaela, a dog found under debris. Her legs were treated for burns and she needed a temporary home to stay. She became the guest of one our Association members, who also has six other rescue dogs. After two days she was happily reunited with her human caregiver. We wish that all the suffering beings from the fire will recover quickly and enjoy a peaceful and happy life again.

     

    Expenditures by Supreme Master Ching Hai and Her International Association
    for Fire Relief Work in Valparaíso
    , Chile

    Description  Amount (CLP) Receipt
    Medicine and medical supplies (antibiotics, patches for burns, eye drops, scar creams, serum arnica drops, anti-inflammatory drugs, syringes, injectable ampoules of morphine derivatives analgesics to treat the pain of the animals, adhesive tapes, gauze and bandages) and vegan food for dogs and cats 514,785.66 A-P
    Total CLP 514,785.66
    (US$926.14)

    Throughout the relief operation, the team members paid for their own transportation and food.