Master’s Aid Raises Spirits
By Australian Relief Team (Originally in English)
On December 13, 2009, Cyclone Mick devastated the island nation
of Fiji, first affecting the low-lying Yasawa Islands, where
90-mph winds destroyed many homes, and then striking the north
shore of the island of Viti Levu, where heavy rains caused flooding.
Nearly 4,000 inhabitants were evacuated and at least three people
lost their lives.
Hearing of the tragedy, Supreme Master Ching Hai lovingly provided
US$10,000 in relief funds and asked our Australian Association
members to render aid to the victims. Before traveling to Fiji,
arrangements had already been made for the relief team to meet
with shop owner Mr. Rudra, who not only supplied over seven
tons of rice and other essential food items at cost, but also
kindly assigned his staff to assemble the relief materials into
packages so they could be handed out easily. His staff worked
tirelessly for two nights and prepared 720 packages, which were
gratefully accepted by those in need. In addition, Supreme Master
Ching Hai’s DVDs, books, CDs and SOS flyers were given
to village elders for distribution to the victims.
In a loving atmosphere and through God’s perfect arrangement,
the relief work went smoothly. We pray that the Fijian people
soon adopt the humane, vegan diet to help mitigate global warming.
|Thank you letter from Government District
Officer Ms. Ecelina Silivou
||Receipt in the amount of 18,360 Fijian dollar
(approx. US$10,075) for relief supplies in Fiji
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