The Tzu Chi Foundation is thrilled to announce that our local volunteers from Ecuador are coming to New York, and we invite you to join us for a special community gathering to welcome them and to listen as they share their experience volunteering with Tzu Chi on the ground In ecuador. A complimentary meal will be hosted by our organization as we hear their stories and honor their commitment and dedication to Tzu Chi’s ongoing relief efforts in the country.
We are extremely grateful for their tireless dedication since their help is essential to our disaster relief mission in Ecuador, which began after the earthquake in 2016 and continues until today, having provided about $ 1.6 million dollars in aid so far.
Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation was established in 1966, by a humble and devout nun, Dharma Master Cheng Yen , who was deeply moved by the suffering she saw around her in an impoverished region of Taiwan. Today, we continue to inspire what is now an extensive international non-profit humanitarian organization, with supporters and volunteers worldwide providing charity, disaster relief, medical care, and education around the globe. Ecuador is the 94th country that Tzu Chi has helped.
The Tzu Chi philosophy of compassion in action is fully evident in the words of Tzu Chi volunteer, Martin Kuo who states, ” We will stick together as long as people need, here in Ecuador. Anytime, anywhere, you have to call my name, and I will be there on behalf of Tzu Chi, as the volunteers of Tzu Chi, as the follower of Master, and for the love of brother and sisterhood. And you know you’re not alone. You know you will always have us around you. You know, with you, this is happening. And without you, none of us can make it. So let’s stick together . ”
Please join us to celebrate the spirit of volunteering and share the joy of knowing that together, we could offer relief to Ecuadorians suffering after these natural disasters.
ABOUT TZU CHI USA
Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation is an international non-profit volunteer organization that provides humanitarian aid and humanistic education to people around the world. We volunteer to bring swift disaster relief; give the underserved free medical care; teach humanistic values; and serve our local communities in ways that respond to their needs.
Tzu Chi is committed to bringing social, environmental and health issues to light, with the goal of stimulating personal reflection, public discussion, as well as individual and collective action. Inspiring and awakening active compassion for those suffering in the world is intrinsic to our mission, and imbedded in our name: In Chinese, “tzu” means compassion, and “chi” relief. Knowing that cinema has the power to move people towards humanitarian action, Tzu Chi also produces documentary and narrative films that highlight important and timely issues, and stimulate reflection and compassion in our viewers.
Join Tzu Chi NY To Honor and Thank Ecuadorian Volunteers of the Earthquake and Floods in Ecuador!
Special meeting for the community to listen to the experiences of our volunteers in Ecuador after the earthquake relief missions of 2016 and the floods of 2017
The Tzu Chi Foundation is happy to announce that our local volunteers in Ecuador come to New York and invite them to share with us in a special meeting to hear about their experiences. We will offer a free dinner where we will listen to the stories of the volunteers and honor their efforts in our mission of relief in Ecuador.
Our relief mission would not be possible without these dedicated volunteers whose efforts are essential to the relief mission that began after the 2016 earthquake and continues to this date, contributing $ 1.6 million dollars so far.
Volunteers will share with us the details of the Cash for Relief program that created 34,030 temporary jobs after the earthquake and provided assistance of $ 510,405. They helped distribute folding beds and blankets to those who were still displaced four months later.
In 2017 they returned to assist with our Cash-for-Relief program that helps and accelerates the cleanup of damages, vital gains that participants can use to support their families. To date, he has provided a total of $ 1,162,280 in aid, while creating 17,828 temporary jobs.
The Buddhist foundation Tzu Chi was founded in 1966 by a humble and devout nun, Dharma Teacher Cheng Yen after being moved by the suffering she observed in the impoverished regions of Taiwan. Today she continues to inspire what is today a humanitarian and international non-profit organization. The foundation has volunteers who provide acts of charity, relief missions, medical care and educational programs around the world. Ecuador is the 94th country that Tzu Chi has helped.
Tzu Chi’s philosophy of compassion in action is evident in the words of volunteer Martin Kuo who declares, “We will be present and united with Ecuador as long as the people of Ecuador need our help, wherever and at any time, you just have to call me and there I will be representing Tzu Chi, the volunteers of Tzu Chi, the followers of the great Master, and the bonds of love between brothers, you will know that you are not alone, you know that we will always be with you. “
Please join us to celebrate the spirit of voluntariness and the joy of knowing that together we can offer relief to the suffering of Ecuador after the last natural disasters.
June 28, 2017 from 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM
Tzu Chi Foundation, New York Regional Office 137-77 Northern Boulevard (Third floor), Queens, NY 11354
For more information, please call 917.912.1381 / email [email protected]
ABOUT TZU CHI USA
The Buddhist foundation Tzu Chi is a non-profit volunteer organization that provides humanitarian aid and humanistic education programs to people around the world. We administer relief missions after natural disasters, provide medical care to those in need, teach humanistic values, and serve local communities in ways that best help alleviate their needs.
Tzu Chi is dedicated to bringing recognition to important issues of society, the environment, and health, with the goal of stimulating a public discourse and also collective and personal action. Inspiring and awakening compassion to alleviate the suffering of the world is intrinsic to our mission, to be part of our name: in Chinese, “tzu” means compassion and “chi” means relief. In recognition of the power that the cinema has to move the human being, Tzu Chi also produces documentary and fiction films that talk about important topics and that stimulate compassion in the audience.