Master’s Gifts Bring Joy after an Earthquake
By Korean Relief Team (Originally in Korean)
On January 2, 2010, an earthquake in Panji, Pamir, 450 kilometers from Tajikistan’s capital Dushanbe caused landslides and avalanches that affected over 1,000 households, with many being displaced and forced to live in temporary shelters. On January 15, our Korean relief team traveled to Panji to help the victims.
Following the main earthquake, there were as many as 170 aftershocks and most of the clay and stone buildings were severely damaged. The cold weather made it impossible to build new homes before May, so the affected families had to continue living in small tents and also required food.
The relief team thus purchased and distributed flour, macaroni, sugar and clothing to the needy villagers, many of whom expressed their sincere thanks to Supreme Master Ching Hai for Her compassionate assistance. Master’s contribution also bought clothing, shoes, socks and cookies for the area’s orphans. The unexpected gifts brought bright smiles to the youngsters’ faces.
Master’s love extended to Tajikistan’s displaced families
and others in need eased their difficult situation. We pray that they
may soon have the comfort and security of homes to return to.
Expenditures by Supreme Master Ching Hai and Her International Association for Earthquake Relief Work in Tajikistan