By Czech Republic Relief Team (Originally in Czech)
Historic Central European flooding in June 2013 from intensive rainfall caused extreme damage to many countries including the Czech Republic. It was reported that over 430,000 homes were affected, more than 26,000 people were evacuated, and 15 lives were lost. A state of emergency was declared by the Czech government in seven regions of the country, including the capital city Prague where parts of the city’s metro lines were closed. Czech Army and firefighters were deployed in the national relief efforts.
Concerned about the well-being of the affected people, Supreme Master Ching instructed our nearby Association members to carry out relief work while offering US$11,200 in relief funds. On June 11 our Association members from the Czech Republic visited the citizens in the area of the Labe River, in the towns of Ústí nad Labem, Děčín, Hřensko and Litoměřice. On June 13 we traveled to Prague. Both days we distributed vegan food, eco-cleansers and financial help to the most afflicted families.
Our relief team was deeply moved by the families who had suffered calamities many times in the last few years, yet they held strong faith in God. Receiving cash assistance from Master, one man sang a heartwarming song in gratitude. We felt very blessed to have had the chance to help the needy on behalf of Master, and are grateful for Her guidance, inspiration and for Her unconditional love for all.
Expenditures by Supreme Master Ching Hai for Flood Relief Work
in the Czech Republic
|Cash contributions, vegan food, tools and cleaning supplies||224,000||A|
|Total|| CZK 224,000