On March 16th, 2021, a powerful fireworks explosion in Ontario, California, shook the local community and sparked a sudden blaze — the blast tragically taking two lives and damaging dozens of homes within the explosion's radius. Debris rained down on residents, and evacuations were ordered for at least three streets in the neighborhood. Soon after, Tzu Chi USA's National Headquarters launched an emergency relief operation, and began to issue cash aid on March 25th to individuals affected by the explosion. As of March 30th, a total of $9,000 in emergency relief funds were distributed.
Tzu Chi Education Foundation aims to encourage a more compassionate, humanistic society through our schools and distinctive programs that balance both developing the mind and opening the heart. And thus, Tzu Chi Education Foundation in the USA encompasses five Tzu Chi schools to promote a holistic curriculum that supports spiritual, intellectual, social, and creative development.
The sign language team gathers to practice, their performances promoting harmonious social unity during the pandemic and always. Photo/Michael Tseng Written by Shuli LoTranslated by Dian ChangEdited by Ida Eva Zielinska On March 20, Tzu Chi USA held a virtual fundraising gala for its community medical service programs. Volunteers from the Tzu Chi USA National […]
At every food giveaway provided in California’s San Gabriel Valley by the Tzu Chi USA National Headquarters region office, volunteers will serve residents who line up patiently for one or two hours in anticipation of receiving free food supplies. And as they pick up the groceries, care recipients often share their stories with Tzu Chi volunteers …
Of the nearly 19,000 structures destroyed by the 2018 Camp Fire in California, almost 14,000 were residences. Many families left without a home due to this wildfire disaster are still struggling to recover today. And, their homes didn’t even have to burn down to the ground for their troubles to persist, as Tamra South’s story reveals …
To help older Asian Americans receive the COVID-19 vaccine, doctors from Tzu Chi International Medical Association (TIMA) in Las Vegas worked together with the community to obtain 300 doses of the vaccine. Tzu Chi’s vaccination event was successfully completed in an orderly manner, and in this difficult time, the positive energy and compassion delivered a welcome warmth that soothed the heartache brought forth by COVID-19, enabling residents to feel that hope is indeed still on the horizon.
Tzu Chi volunteers with various skills work on different tasks at the tiny home manufacturing site under the guidance of Alyssa Nolan-Cain, Founder of Tiny Pine Foundation. Photos/Huan Xun Chan Written by Huan Xun Chan Translated by Huan Xun Chan Edited by Ida Eva Zielinska Housing has been the most discussed topic within the communities […]