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01月19日, 週四

    Warm Hats and Hearts in Canada

    By Calgary Relief Team (Originally in English)

    Winter is a difficult time for the homeless, especially in Canada where temperatures can reach minus 18 degrees to minus 20 degrees Celsius. Inspired by Master’s loving instructions to comfort the less fortunate in winter, with funds available if needed, on December 22 and 23, 2012, a group of our Association members from the Calgary Center prepared Christmas gifts to share with our homeless friends in the city’s downtown area. The gift items included sleeping bags, gloves and hats purchased with CAD 596 (US$604) in contributions from our Association members.

    As our team drove around Calgary, we encountered many people living on the streets.  We shared the gifts we prepared for them and wished our friendly brethren a “Merry Christmas from Supreme Master Ching Hai.” They were all quite surprised and happily received the items. They wished “Happy holidays” to Supreme Master Ching Hai and to us.

    After completing our street distribution effort, we met the secretary of the charitable organization Food For Peace Society of Calgary, and contributed CAD 300 (US$304) for vegan food for 150 homeless people.

    Throughout the relief effort, all of the homeless individuals we met were extremely kind. During this work we learned to always trust and rely on Supreme Master Ching Hai and to follow Her example of sharing unconditional love with those in need.

    Expenditures by The Supreme Master Ching Hai International Association
    In Calgary, Alberta, Canada

    Description  Amount (CAD) Receipt
    Donation to Food For Peace Society of Calgary 300.00 A
    Sleeping bags and gloves for homeless 295.55 B
    Total CAD595.99
    (US$603.53)