Supreme Master Ching Hai International Association relief news from Ghana.
As reported by the country's national disaster management organization in the first week of November 2011, incessant rains since October had claimed 14 lives.
Homes, properties and roads were also destroyed, displacing at least 14,000 people as some 43,000 were affected. Upon hearing of the disaster, Supreme Master Ching Hai immediately offered US$10,000, an amount that could obtain US$296,000 in urgent necessities if purchased in the United States, based on Ghana’s cost of living. Conveying all her love and prayers, she also asked that our nearby Association members please go if possible to render aid to the most desperate.
Traveling as soon as conditions permitted, our Association’s relief team from Accra Center met on November 19 with the Deputy District Coordinator of the National Disaster Management Organization (NADMO), Mr. Mamud Azumah, at the Ga South Assembly Office.
He expressed his deepest gratitude to Supreme Master Ching Hai on behalf of NADMO and the government, adding that this was the first aid of its kind to his district since the disaster.
Accompanied by disaster agency personnel, the relief team went to three of the most affected communities, where 1,315 people had been displaced. There, they distributed rice, maize, cooking oil, sugar, buckets, washing basins and cups, blankets, and mosquito nets. The local residents also gladly received informative SOS flyers on the vegan solution to such disasters.
Relief recipient, Akwasa Electoral Area, Accra, Ghana (M): After all this, I stand on behalf of Akwasa Electoral Area to thank our mother who is doing this remarkable charity. It is not everybody who has such love, so this morning, we give thanks to the almighty God. Secondly, our thanks go to Supreme Master Ching Hai.
How she expressed her love for Ghanaians, which is also benefitting us here in Akwasa Jerusalem and the whole world, how do we thank her?Thanks be to her! And may God bless her manifold.
Relief recipient, Sowutuom, Accra, Ghana (F): I thank her! I thank her in the name of God for what she has done, because what she has done nobody else will do.
Relief recipient, Sowutuom, Accra, Ghana (M): It was a nightmare for them. The relief that has come, has come at the right time, I think it will go a long way helping the people. We thank you, very much Supreme Master Ching Hai.
Relief recipient, Weija 1 Accra, Ghana (F): We give a big thanks to Supreme Master Ching Hai, and we are immensely thankful for the items they have brought. We are very grateful to all of you.
VOICE: Our appreciation, National Disaster Management Organization, for your considerate assistance. We are also thankful for Supreme Master Ching Hai’s unconditional care for the flood victims, as well as for the diligent endeavors of our Association’s relief team. May the people of Ghana swiftly recover the comforting regularity of their daily lives as we join in fostering more considerate lifestyles to lessen such disasters as these.