Tzu Chi USA History
Our history in the U.S. began in 1989 in Alhambra, Calif., following a visit from wealthy American businessman Stephen Huang who visited Dharma Master Cheng Yen in Taiwan where he sought personal guidance. The life-changing meeting inspired Huang to become a disciple. He was inspired to bring the mission of Tzu Chi to the U.S., making it the first-ever overseas chapter.
Tzu Chi USA 9 Branches
30 Years of Compassion and Relief
For 30 years, Tzu Chi, USA has provided relief with compassion and love to those needing it most. From victims of hurricanes, wildfires and flooding to those who fall below the poverty line, our volunteers help provide relief that includes shelter, food, cash cards… and it all comes with our love and compassion with hope to build a better world.