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."

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    ~Updated Apr. 7, 2017~ Summary of Expenditures by Supreme Master Ching Hai and Her International Association for Other Refugee Relief Work in Europe, September 2015 to January 2017

     

    ~Excerpts from Thank-you letters:

    Thank-you Letters from the American Red Cross

    Receiving Supreme Master Ching Hai’s financial contribution for relieving the refugee crisis, the President and CEO of the American Red Cross, Ms. Gail McGovern, wrote a letter expressing her sincere appreciation, stating, “Thank you. The American Red Cross is very grateful for your generous gift of $100,000.00 on October 12, 2015 to European Refugee and Migration Crisis…The humanitarian efforts of the Red Cross provide comfort and hope to so many during their times of need. Thank you for your commitment to this critically important work.”

    Also, the American Red Cross Los Angeles Region stated in a letter: “Thank you for your generous gift to help support the global Red Cross response to the unprecedented migration crisis in the Middle East. Your gift will help provide critical assistance such as distribution of food, water, hygiene kits, baby supplies, clothing and first aid kits.”

    Thank-you Letter from Austrian Red Cross

    Accepting Supreme Master Ching Hai’s contribution to support refugee relief efforts, President of Austrian Red Cross, Dr. Gerald Schöpfer, conveyed his genuine appreciation in a letter on November 16, 2015: “Your kind donation of EUR 70,000 is highly valuable to us and helps us to continue our work to protect human dignity.”

    Thank-you Letter from Médecins Sans Frontières (Doctors Without Borders)

    In October 2015, our Association members from United Kingdom in response to Master’s compassionate instruction to assist the refugees, contributed GBP 3,000 to MSF (Médecins Sans Frontières or Doctors Without Borders) to support their humanitarian effort in rescuing the refugees. In reply, a member of MSF wrote a moving letter, describing his personal experience in rescuing people from boats crossing the Mediterranean from Africa:

    “It is hard to imagine the desperate choices these people make when they embark on these journeys. I asked one man, ‘Why did you decide to get on the boat?’ He replied that it was because he had no hope left inside him, he felt dead inside, and a dead person doesn’t feel death.

    “After being rescued, when they are safely on our boat, it is often the first time they can sleep properly, the first time they can rest. They have been under huge stress, and suddenly they have food and warmth.

    “That day alone, we rescued 2,000 people from boats in the Mediterranean Sea. They were ‘guests’ on our boat. Not migrants, not refugees, but our ‘guests’. For MSF, this project is about life. Our mandate is to save lives and to save lives alone.”

    Thank-you Letter from UNHCR (United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees) – The UN Refugee Agency

    Inspired by Master’s loving example, our Association members from Minnesota, United States made a humble contribution of US$900 to UNHCR on October 30, 2015 and received an appreciation letter from the Executive Director and CEO of UNHCR, Ms. Anne-Marie Grey. She wrote, “It will soon be put to work providing emergency services for refugees from the Middle East and Africa. I am very pleased to welcome you as a new friend. Your support of the refugees desperately trying to reach safety in Europe and elsewhere is truly gratifying. You are providing emergency food and shelter, as well as protection of refugees’ rights as human beings…These days, everyone is hearing about the conflicts and crises. But you have heard the cries of desperate refugees and responded with compassion and generosity. I am so very grateful for your humanitarian spirit.”

    Thank-you Letter from International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies

    Receiving Supreme Master Ching Hai’s financial contribution for assisting refugees, Director of Partnerships and Resource Development of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, Mr. Stephen Omollo, conveyed his sincere appreciation in a letter on March 16, 2016: “These generous contributions amounting to a total of US$ 1,827,330 will help Red Cross Red Crescent volunteers and staff to continue their important work, providing relief and support to refugees and migrants arriving and passing through their countries.”

    Thank-you Letter from Save the Children

    Accepting Supreme Master Ching Hai’s financial contribution of US$17,000 to assist Syrian refugee children and their families, President and CEO of Save the Children, Ms. Carolyn Miles, expressed her thoughtful appreciation on January 26, 2017, in a letter: “Syrian refugee children have lost their homes, communities and schools – and their childhood. Thank you for all that you are doing to help bring them a brighter future.”

    Also in the letter, Ms. Miles described this United Kingdom-based international NGO’s loving efforts: “Save the Children and our partners have worked tirelessly to meet the needs of overwhelmed girls and boys affected by this national tragedy. Following the Aleppo evacuation, we provided immediate support and medical relief to the displaced in order to build their recovery and determine next steps. And throughout the brutal six-year conflict, we have continued to provide traumatized kids with psychological support; scale up proven health and nutrition programs, address clean water and sanitation needs, and restore access to education.”

    Thank-you Letter from Cyprus Red Cross Society

    On behalf of the members of the Council of the Cyprus Red Cross Society, its President Fotini Papadopoulou conveyed their sincere gratitude for Supreme Master Ching Hai’s contribution of US$10,000 on October 1, 2015, to care for refugees. Mr. Papadopoulou wrote: “Your kind and generous gesture, expresses not only your social sensitivity and humanitarian feelings, but also the social awareness and solidarity of your Association. Your generous donation will allow us to continue our efforts to offer humanitarian assistance to the migrants.”

    Summary Of Expenditures By Supreme Master Ching Hai And Her International Association For Refugee Relief Work In Europe, September 2015 to January 2017 

    Contributed by Description Amount (Local Currency) Amount (USD) Receipt
    Supreme Master Ching Hai Cash contributions to Red Cross in Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, France, Germany, Munich City Hall in Germany, Poland, Slovenia, Spain and Sweden EUR 540,000 606,469 A
    Cash contributions to Red Cross in Croatia, Cyprus, Denmark, Egypt, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iraq, Italy, Jordan, Latvia, Lebanon, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Syria, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States and Save the Children   1,577,000
    For our Centers’ refugee relief work in Germany, Austria, Croatia, Slovenia, Serbia, Macedonia, Greece And Italy EUR 57,393 63,545 Details***
    For our Centers’ refugee relief work in Germany and Serbia   12,523
      Supreme Master Ching Hai’s contribution in Total**   EUR 2,018,907 (US$2,259,537)  
    London Center, United Kingdom and Centers in China Cash contributions to Mercy Worldwide Trust, Doctors Without Borders, Eslam El-Soudani, IHA (InterEuropean Human Aid Association), MOAS (Migrant Offshore Aid Station), Refugee Action, Salam Association and refugee relief aid in Calais, France GBP15,214 23,339 B
    Formosa Centers Cash contributions to the UNHCR- the United Nations Refugee Agency, the International Red Cross and the British Red Cross TWD 4,675,135 141,444 C
    Centers in the United States Cash contributions to the UNHCR – the United Nations Refugee Agency, and the American Red Cross   8,400 D
    Toronto Center, Canada Cash contribution to the Canadian Red Cross Society CAD 5,135 3,867 E
    Surrey Center, United Kingdom Cash contribution to Helpful Humans to help pay energy bills for a rented house used as a refugee base EUR 1,340 1,495 F
    Centers in China Financial contributions to Leros Solidarity Network (GBP 2,000), Alkmini Neufeld SWISH (GBP 1,000), One Nation (GBP 3,000) and a Croatian humanitarian organization: Zemljani – Are You Syrious (GBP 2,000) GBP 8,000 11,449 G
    London Center, United Kingdom Financial contributions to a local charity, Sawa for Development and Aid to help refugees in Lebanon and an animal shelter in Syria GBP 8,700.00 10,706 H
    Financial contribution to a Syrian family living in Lithuania EUR 1,250.00 1,326
      Total   US$2,461,563  

    ***relief.godsdirectcontact.org

    **Details of Supreme Master Ching Hai’s Contributions Thus Far for Helping the Refugees in Europe, September – December 2015

    Country Organization Contribution Amount
    Austria Red Cross EUR 60,000
    Bulgaria Red Cross EUR 20,000
    Belgium Red Cross EUR 40,000
    Croatia Red Cross USD 40,000
    Cyprus Red Cross USD 10,000
    Denmark Red Cross USD 20,000
    Egypt Red Cross USD 20,000
    Estonia Red Cross USD 20,000
    Finland Red Cross USD 20,000
    France Red Cross EUR 60,000
    Germany Munich City Hall EUR 100,000
    Germany Red Cross USD 600,000
    Greece Red Cross USD 120,000
    Netherlands Red Cross USD 20,000
    Hungary Red Cross USD 40,000
    Italy Red Cross USD 120,000
    Iraq Red Cross USD 20,000
    Jordan Red Cross USD 40,000
    Latvia Red Cross USD 20,000
    Lebanon Red Cross USD 60,000
    Lithuania Red Cross USD 20,000
    Luxembourg Red Cross USD 10,000
    Malta Red Cross USD 10,000
    Norway Red Cross USD 20,000
    Poland Red Cross EUR 40,000
    Portugal Red Cross USD 20,000
    Romania Red Cross USD 20,000
    Slovenia Red Cross EUR 60,000
    Serbia Red Cross USD 10,000
    Spain Red Cross EUR 60,000
    Syria Red Cross USD 60,000
    Sweden Red Cross EUR 100,000
    Turkey Red Cross USD 20,000
    United Kingdom Red Cross USD 100,000
    United States Red Cross USD 100,000
    International Save the Children USD 17,000
    Austria Our Vienna Center’s relief work EUR 20,000
    France Our Montpellier Center’s relief work EUR 10,000
    Germany Our Berlin Center’s relief work EUR 10,000
    Germany Our Dusseldorf Center’s relief work USD 10,000
    Serbia Relief work USD 2,523
    Austria Our Loving Hut Austria relief work EUR 17,393
    Combined Total EUR 2,018,907
    (US$2,259,537)

     

     

     

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