On October 2, 2021, Tzu Chi volunteers held a distribution at the APA Hotel Woodbridge, a hotel in central New Jersey, where survivors of the flood caused by Hurricane Ida’s remnants have temporarily relocated. The event presented 38 families with eco-blankets, face masks, and cash cards.
After the remnants of Hurricane Ida swept through New Jersey, many homes were declared uninhabitable. Tzu Chi volunteers arrived and carried out a timely distribution of cash cards and emergency relief supplies, bringing strength and hope to survivors of the storm.
The July 2021 Bootleg Fire reduces the small unincorporated town of Bly in Klamath County, Oregon, to ashes. Photo/Tzu Chi Portland Team Translated by Mark WanEdited by Ida Eva Zielinska The small unincorporated town of Bly in Oregon’s Klamath County was a quiet and isolated place with 161 families residing in the area and maintaining […]
Tzu Chi volunteers help Lytle Creek residents impacted by the South Fire carry the disaster relief supplies they received at Tzu Chi USA Headquarters to their vehicles. Photo/Yongzhong Zeng Written by Chongjiu Chen Translated by Mark Wan Edited by Ida Eva Zielinska On August 25, 2021, Lytle Creek, in Southern California’s San Bernardino County, was […]
The Dixie Fire began on July 13, 2021, and due to drought, hot weather, and strong winds, grew to be the largest wildfire of the 2021 California fire season by July 23. By August 6, the wildfire had grown to be the largest single wildfire in the state's history. Tzu Chi volunteers first began cash card distributions in the town of Quincy on August 15. And after an invitation from local government authorities in Plummer County, volunteers additionally set up in the Local Assistance Center (LAC) in Quincy among several rescue groups. They then swiftly launched a second round of relief operations from August 19 to August 23.
Tzu Chi volunteers take the temperature of those who come to get vaccinated. Photo/Tzu Chi Pittsburgh Service Center Team Edited by Ida Eva Zielinska The COVID-19 vaccine was finally available at the beginning of 2021. Although all people were eligible for vaccination in many states by April, in Pittsburgh, some in the Chinese restaurant sector […]
Passengers flee a bus flooded to the ceiling due to torrential rainfall as Tropical Storm Ida hit New York City at night on September 1. Photo/Su Man Chou Written by Daphne Liu Translated by H.B. Qin Edited by Ida Eva Zielinska Although Hurricane Ida downgraded to a tropical storm when passing through New York State […]
Volunteers present carefully prepared new backpacks filled with stationery to students from underprivileged families so the children can return to school with peace of mind. Photo/I Wen Chiu Written by Chung Chiu Chen Translated by H.B. Qin Edited by Ida Eva Zielinska The 2021 fall semester has begun! On August 22, Tzu Chi USA National […]
The Caldor Fire sparked on August 14, 2021, and due to its ferocity, was active for over 30 days even despite the extraordinary efforts of dedicated responders. Thousands of structures were destroyed, and 219,101 acres have been affected thus far. Many Caldor Fire survivors lost their homes and all of their possessions within a single night. Volunteers began their assessment mission in August, and on August 30, they set up at the Local Assistance Center to provide relief. On September 3 and September 4, Tzu Chi volunteers distributed cash cards, providing direct assistance and care.