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 traveling great distance on unfavorable 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09月26日, 週二

    Sending Love to Brazil Following Rio Grande Do Sul Flood

    Itaqui Civil Defense staff accompanied the team to distribute relief items. (House in the background has the watermark showing the height of the flood.)

    By Brazil Relief Team (Originally in Portuguese)

    Torrential rainfall during the last week of June 2014, led to rising water levels in the Uruguay River, causing severe flooding in southern Brazil, including the state of Rio Grande Do Sul. According to Civil Defense Bureau, 93 cities were impacted in the state, with a total of 19,660 residents displaced. In the most severely affected city of Itaqui, 9,780 people were either homeless or displaced. When Supreme Master Ching Hai learned of the disaster situation, She immediately instructed our Association members to visit the afflicted area and provide aid, expressing Her love and care.

    Loving Hut in San Paulo, Brazil had the opportunity to provide a fund of BRL 27,535.30 (US$11,706.50) for the relief work, with reimbursement available from Master, as always.

    On July 8, together with two of our Association members from Paraguay, a team of our Brazilian Association members went to Itaqui and were received by Mayor Gil Marques Filho and Municipal Secretary of the Environment and Itaqui Civil Defense Chief, Mr. Ilca Figueiredo. After conveying Master’s loving concern to them, we went to visit the disaster area accompanied by the government officials.

    Following the visit, we prepared a total of 500 food baskets, which we distributed to the affected people, accompanied by the Civil Defense staff. Each basket was filled with rice, flour, beans, oil, sugar, coffee, noodles, salt, tomato sauce and crackers. The recipients were very thankful to Master and prayed to God for Her good health. When the children received the candies and cookies purchased especially for them, they smiled happily.

    Our relief team members feel privileged to have had the opportunity to convey love from Master to our Brazilian brothers and sisters in need.

     

    Expenditures by The Supreme Master Ching Hai International Association for Flood Relief Work in Rio Grande Do Sul, Brazil

     

    Description Amount (BRL) Receipt
    Rice, floor, beans, sugar, coffee, noodles, salt, tomato sauce and crackers 27,535.30 A
    Total BRL 27,535.30
    (US$11,706.50)

    The relief team members paid BRL 1,900 (US$818.50) for their own traveling expenses.