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."

2018年03月21日, 週三

    Sharing Master’s Love with Quake-Affected Individuals in Chile

    By Chile Relief Team (Originally in Spanish)

    On April 1, 2014 an 8.2 magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of Chile, affecting the port city of Iquique and surrounding areas. The tremor caused six lives to be lost and approximately 900,000 people to be evacuated. In some areas electricity and water services were interrupted and roads were damaged by landslides.

    Deeply concerned for those affected, Supreme Master Ching Hai immediately asked our local Association members to render aid, reimbursing us for the US$5,111 in funds used by our relief team, who worked with veterinarian Dr. Luis Seguel and the non-profit group, Organization Rescue and Environmental Conservation (ORCA).

    Our team arrived at the earthquake zone on April 11, and with vehicles arranged by the ORCA staff, visited the communities of Pozo Almonte, La Tirana, La Huayca, Huara, Lonzana and Pachica, delivering food, daily necessities, and flyers on global warming to approximately 200 families, including members of the Mapuche and Aymara indigenous groups. During the relief effort, Dr. Seguel treated more than 120 animals, such as dogs, cats, a canary, a rabbit and even a turtle.

    Our team felt deeply grateful to be Master’s instruments of love to help those in need.

    Expenditures by Supreme Master Ching Hai
    for Earthquake Relief Work in Chile

    Description Amount (USD) Receipt
    Food (rice, noodles, lentils, beans, salt, sugar, oil and tomato sauce), emergency supplies (candles, matches and toilet paper) 4,577.34 A
    Medicine for animals 455.20 B
    Other expenses (gasoline and bags) 78.62 C
    Total US$5,111.16

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