As we continue to monitor the global COVID-19 pandemic, we’re doing our part to ensure that both our dedicated volunteers and the communities we serve can stay safe and protected. Learn How

News and Updates

Protecting Camp Fire Survivors from the Threat of COVID-19

At about 1 PM on March 19, Tzu Chi’s Bobbie Rae Jones sat at her computer thinking about a video conference that had just ended. During the Camp Fire Mid- to Long-Term Recovery Program meeting, participants reflected on how the COVID-19 pandemic would impact those still recovering from their socio-economic losses since the Camp Fire.

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Tzu Chi USA’s COVID-19 Response: Striving to Meet the Needs of the Healthcare Industry

In March of 2020, Tzu Chi USA announced its efforts to expand the services rendered through the fundraising campaign, “Providing Relief During the New Coronavirus Outbreak,” and quickly obtained protective medical supplies to be delivered to frontline medical workers in the USA. On March 19th, Tzu Chi USA delivered medical supplies — including 1,560 N95 respirators and 400 safety goggles — to hospitals and medical centers in Los Angeles, New York, and Seattle.

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Tzu Chi’s New Jersey Branch Food Pantry: Adapting to the COVID-19 Pandemic

For some, the new coronavirus can produce mild to moderate symptoms, including a fever and cough which thankfully clears up within two to three weeks. For others, however — especially older adults and individuals with existing health problems — the virus has the potential to impact one’s health in ways that are far more severe, leading to pneumonia or even death.

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Tzu Chi New York Brings Aid Amidst COVID-19 Pandemic

Following the afternoon drizzle on Sunday, March 29th, 2020, volunteers from Tzu Chi’s New York branch were carefully preparing boxes of medical supplies — readying the inventory of essential medical masks donated through Tzu Chi in the past week to be delivered to two hospitals in New York City.

Master's Teachings

Master’s Teaching to US Volunteers

I am very grateful and also very touched. Now, online, I see that throughout the US, in every place where there are Tzu Chi volunteers, there are Bodhisattvas who have joined us. Although you are very far away from each other in different states, not to mention that you are all very far away from me as well, it is as if you all are in front of
me. As I listen to you report on the things that are going on in your respective areas, I resonate with you all.

Master's Teachings

Earth-Shattering Disasters Require World-Awakening Realizations

For a long time, there has been an inextricable sadness in my heart. I am concerned about the illness of the world and I worry about the disharmony in people’s bodies and minds. Throughout 2019, the Amazon rainforest was continuously burning, and even worse, the Australian forest fires were also burning day and night. These disasters not only affected human settlements, but they also killed billions of animals. These endless forest fires were burning fiercely, and now they have been joined by a pandemic.

Earth Day 2020 Virtual Dialogue

The Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation and Earth Day Network invite you to attend a virtual dialogue, “Honoring Tradition Keepers and Change Agents as Earth Day Turns 50.”

Flatten the Curve

Just like you, we’re witnessing- and feeling- the domino-effect of COVID-19 in real time. Tzu Chi USA is sending medical supplies to hospitals and medical centers across the country, and giving charity to those most vulnerable, like the homeless, elderly, and the undocumented. With your generosity, we can do more.