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02月28日, 週二

    Strong Community Support in Perth, Australia Following Bushfire

    By Perth, Australia News Group (Originally in English)

    On the morning of January 12, 2014, a devastating bushfire broke out in Parkerville, Perth Hills, Australia, sparked by a fallen power pole. Exacerbated by an intense heatwave, the fire quickly spread to the surrounding neighborhoods such as Stoneville and Mount Helena, claiming one life, over 50 homes, and approximately 650 hectares of bush. More than a hundred firefighters from 17 brigades were needed to bring the blaze under control.

    The Perth community rallied strongly to support the Hills people in need, and by January 26 over AUD 317,000 in contributions was raised. The West Australian Government also contributed AUD 1,000,000. Many items such as clothing and food were also given. Supreme Master Ching Hai asked our local Association members to provide assistance, adding that funds were available for reimbursement. After speaking with a park ranger working in the area, our Association members from Perth and Sydney contributed AUD 5,700 (US$5,014), along with additional clothing, to help those in need.

    Expenditures by The Supreme Master Ching Hai International Association for Bushfire Relief in Perth, Australia

    Description Amount (AUD) Receipt
    Cash contribution to the Lord Mayor’s Distress Relief Fund for Parkerville Fire Appeal 5,200 A,C
    Cash contribution to The Salvation Army (Western Australia) Social Services 500 B
    Total AUD 5,700
    (US$5,014)

     

    Photos Courtesy of the Community Newspaper Group