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10月18日, 週三

    Winter Relief for Syrians in Need

    By Syria Relief Team (Originally in Arabic)

    With heartfelt concern for the difficult situation of the Syrian people, Supreme Master Ching Hai instructed our nearby Association members to provide assistance and lovingly contributed US$2,830 for reimbursement of relief supplies purchased.

    Our Syrian relief team first determined whom we could ask for help and where to go to render aid. We then purchased food from a merchant helping to support the Syrians in our area who had been displaced due to the civil war. Next we divided the items into 73 packages, each sufficient to support a family of four people for approximately one week.

    We delivered 45 packages in two areas on February 5, 2013 and on February 7,  delivered another 21. The remaining seven packages were delivered later. The situations of some of the families were extremely uncomfortable.

    On February 13, we were able to deliver 30 blankets to one group of displaced individuals, and the remaining 85 blankets were delivered at the next opportunity. We also bought a total of 350 kilograms of chickpeas to add to the food packages. Chickpeas are considered an excellent source of protein and calcium.

    In addition to food and supplies, approximately 1,000 small pine trees were also purchased and distributed to people to plant in their farms and gardens to support reforestation in the country. With Master’s funding, we also provided fuel for a family in need, as well as US$110 for a disadvantaged university student.

    Many people we met during the relief effort have begun to turn to veganism after reading Supreme Master Ching Hai’s book From Crisis to Peace – The Organic Vegan Way is the Answer. In fact, two of our friends and their families all decided to become vegan in one night after reading the book.

    Our sincerest prayers for all Syrians. May Heaven bless you with much comfort and a future filled with peace and happiness.

     Expenditures by Supreme Master Ching Hai
    for Winter Relief Aid for Displaced Syrians

    Description Amount (SYP) Receipt
    Food (rice, sunflower oil, macaroni, noodles, tomato paste, lentils, ground wheat, soymilk and chickpeas) 127,000 A
    Supplies (blankets and firewood) 91,000
    Financial support for a university student in need 10,000
    Approximately 1,000 small pine trees and transportation 9,000
    Miscellaneous expenses (phone and internet fees) 18,000
    Total SYP 255,000
    (US$2,830)

     

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