Three months after the devastating earthquake in Nepal, Tzu Chi relief is now embarking on mid and long-term effort. At noon on July 24, 2015, Yaw Ah Moi and Lee Ley Hua, who are volunteers from Tzu Chi KL & Selangor, arrived in Nepal on a one-month “home-visit”.
Tzu Chi volunteers from Kota Tinggi held their first fundraising at SJK(T) Tajul, a school that has implemented Tzu Chi’s “Happy Schooling Scheme”. Teachers and students showed their compassion by enthusiastically donating to Nepal’s quake victims.
During the East Coast floods, Azura’s father shared with her about Tzu Chi’s Disaster Relief Team, which had impressed him with their well-organized and efficient modus operandi. By coincidence, Azura met Tzu Chi volunteers in Kuala Lumpur, and the good affinity continues.
A ripple of love and compassion was spreading out in Marelli Asia Pacific Sdn Bhd as the workers made donations to the Nepal earthquake victims. For every Ringgit the employee contributes, the company will contribute another Ringgit to double the kindness.
Tzu Chi volunteers at Kluang took to the streets to raise funds for Nepal earthquake victims, on top of praying piously for them at fellowships. Tzu Chi care recipients* and young children also took part in the fundraising, doing their part in helping others in need.
When Yo Bee Kiow decided to participate in Tzu Chi’s street fundraising for the quake victims in Nepal, she invited her factory manager and Nepalese workers to join her. In the course of soliciting donations on the streets, the Nepalese began to see hope for their folks at home.
“From the initial 1 hour 10 minutes flight, the plane had to circle many rounds in Kathmandu’s airspace before it could finally land.” That was a short note by Malaysian volunteer, David Liu, who set off for Kathmandu on April 28. It was only after landing safely that he poured out his feelings over the long 24-hour journey via the Internet.
On the afternoon of April 28, the medical relief team from the Tzu Chi Foundation arrived in the Nepalese capital of Katmandu to start work after the devastating earthquake. They were carrying one tonne of emergency medicines and will begin medical service on April 29.
Following the devastating Nepal Earthquake, Tzu Chi’s Disaster Survey and Medical Team will set off to the disaster area on April 27, 2015. In addition to providing emergency medical relief, we will, at this first stage, assess the relief items and subsequent assistance needed by the disaster area. Hopefully, we can convey the care and love from the global community to the disaster area in the shortest time possible.