Material and Spiritual Support for Bangui Flood Victims
By Cameroon Relief Team (Originally in English)
||Association members set up tents and construct
wells for local residents.
In late June and early July 2009, severe flooding struck
the capital city of Bangui in the Central African Republic. With
Supreme Master Ching Hai’s contribution of US$10,000, Cameroon
initiates quickly formed a team to conduct relief operations in
the most affected 2nd district of the city.
When the team members arrived in Bangui, officials from
the Ministry of Social Affairs promptly informed them of the victims’
needs and assigned a staff member to accompany them to the affected
areas. For families living in temporary shelters, the team purchased
food and supplies, distributed relief packages, set up tents for
those in need of shelter, and helped to construct wells to provide
clean, potable water. In addition to giving relief packages that
contained SOS flyers, the team also showed the people how to make
gluten from wheat flour to enable them to prepare vegan meals at
home. Many recipients asked about Supreme Master Ching Hai and Her
care for them, and all were deeply grateful, feeling comforted by
Master’s timely assistance.
| Relief team member teaches people how to
make gluten from wheat flour.
The relief team’s efforts were covered by the local
media, including Central Africa’s largest newspaper Le
Confident, which featured a beautiful article entitled “Supreme
Master Ching Hai Sends Her Love and Material Assistance to Flood
Victims in Bangui.” In another popular Bangui paper, L’Agor,
the headline read, “Supreme Master Ching Hai Offers Assistance
to the Victims of the Bangui Floods.” The Ministry of Social
Affairs, and the groups National Solidarity and The Family, also
wrote letters of thanks to our Association for quickly coming to
the assistance of the victims of the Bangui floods.
|Thank you letter from the Ministry of
||News media outlets Le Confident
and L’Agor cover the event. (Originally in French)
by Supreme Master Ching Hai
for Flood Relief Work in the Central African Republic
|Food (rice, beans,
ground nuts, maize, flour, tomatoes, cooking oil, salt, sugar
and coffee) Supplies (tents, mosquito nets, mattresses, blankets,
clothing, plastic bags, bush lamps and soap)
(cement, sand, etc.) and labor for construction
* Throughout the relief operation, fellow
for their own traveling, food, and accommodation expenses.
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