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MEDIA CONTACT: Sabrina Ho | [email protected] | (909) 447-7799 x611
Hurricane Matthew has left a tragic mark on Haiti, where families grieve the loss of their loved ones as they adjust to the daunting burden of rebuilding after this, yet another blow to a long beleaguered nation. Tzu Chi’s disaster assessment team was in Haiti, formulating a disaster reliefplan that will begin in Jeremie and Les Cayes, among the hardest-hit coastal towns. Our immediate aid will provide hot meals, cholera vaccinations, and building supplies to replace roofs torn off by the storm.
“I’m really happy to work with Tzu Chi to help those needy families to get out of the situation. They are starving and in emergency need.”
Claude Harry Milord, Mayor of Jeremie, Haiti
Tzu Chi Foundation will then launch a Cash-For-Relief program like the one we provided in Cap-Haïtien, Haiti in 2014, and in Ecuador after the earthquake this May. Our Cash-For-Relief program is an effective means of initiating the rebuilding and recovery process, in that it enables the clean-up of devastated areas, while restoring desperately needed hope after a catastrophe.
Tzu Chi Foundation was established 50 years ago, and our footprint of aid at the forefront of poverty reduction and disaster relief continues to grow, now reaching more than 94 countries. In support of our ongoing humanitarian aid and missions, we’re hosting several events, and launching our Love Saves campaign.
Love Saves embodies a vision that by giving with love, we can save others from suffering. We invite you to join the love saves movement, and welcome you at our upcoming events that include charity concerts in Illinois, Texas, New York, and California; and a film premiere in New York City.
We invite you to join the Love Saves movement, and welcome you at our events in support Tzu Chi’s missions:
Saturday, October 15, 2016 • 1pm
Midwest Region “Love Saves” Charity Concert
Wentz Concert Hall at North Central College
171 E. Chicago Ave
Naperville, IL 60540
Sunday, October 16, 2016 • 4pm
Southern Region “Love Saves” Charity Concert
Tzu Chi Foundation USA Southern Region Branch
6200 Corporate Dr.
Houston, TX 77036
Sunday, October 16, 2016 • 7pm
Northeast Region “Thousands of Helping Hands” Charity Concert
David Geffen Hall at Lincoln Center
10 Lincoln Center Plaza
New York , NY 10023
Friday, October 21, 2016 • 7pm
Western Region “Love Saves” Charity Concert
Tzu Chi Foundation National Headquarters
1100 S. Valley Center Ave.
San Dimas, CA 91773
Saturday, October 22, 2016 • 3pm & 7pm
Sunday, October 23, 2016 • 3pm
Northwest Region “Love Saves” Charity Concert
Northwest Region Branch
2355 Oakland Road
San Jose, CA 95131
Saturday, November 5, 2016 • 2pm
“Love Saves” Film Premiere in NYC
Dolby 88 Screening Room
1350 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10019