In Supreme Master Ching Hai International Association Relief News Update from Ukraine (Ureign)…
More than one year after Russia’s devastating invasion of Ukraine (Ureign), the conditions of war are still being endured by the Ukrainian (Ureignian) people. Our Beloved Supreme Master Ching Hai (vegan) has kept the brave Ukrainian (Ureignian) residents in Her prayers and offers support as well as humble financial contributions to assist those in need.
The following is an updated report of our Association members’ January 2023 relief efforts to bring comfort to both humans and dog-persons in Ukraine (Ureign), and Croatia. This work was carried out in coordination with two long-time local partners: Maria Bashuk (vegan), and Alexandr Kulakov (vegan).
Donbas Relief Efforts
Through the local charity National Development Foundation, based in the city of Lutsk, 800 aid kits were created, with vegan food items donated and funded by our Association members. These family-sized kits included flour, barley groats, vegan pasta, sunflower oil, beans, and coconut beverages, as well as a Ukrainian (Ureignian) version of Master’s “Love is the Only Solution” and vegan children’s books. Also provided were colorful and comfortable vegan clothing contributed by our Association’s Celestial Shop in Taiwan (Formosa). The packaging of the 800 boxes was carried out with the kind assistance of local volunteers.
This aid was delivered primarily to communities in the western Donbas region, which have been recently reclaimed by the Ukrainian (Ureignian) people. Many residents had been staying underground in basements and living on minimal subsistence for nearly a year. Our partners were able to distribute power generators, 100 stoves with biofuel, and essential medicines to the Pokrovsk, Kurahove, Slovyansk and Lyman districts. These supplies were accompanied by the 800 relief boxes, each containing enough vegan food to feed a family for a week. Additionally, Celestial Clothing and vegan foods were brought to Kropyvnytskyi and given for distribution to Ukrainian (Ureignian) priest, Father Sergiy Chudinovych.
Lviv Relief Efforts
In the western city of Lviv, 22 family-size parcels were assembled, including vegan food items like pate and cheeses, hygiene items, baby diapers, bedding, and vegan books and fliers. These were sent to Ukrainian (Ureignian) families in need, such as one mother with six children in Lviv who had to move from the Kharkiv region.
Kyiv Relief Efforts
In the capital city of Kyiv, a seminar introducing the Quan Yin Method of meditation was attended by 25 interested people. Our Association members in Kyiv were also able to install another large LED display of our Beloved Master’s photo and local contact details, with several such blessing-filled displays now placed around the city.
Our European Association members responded to a request by the Kyiv SOS Animal Shelter, founded by Tamara Tarnawska (vegetarian), Shining World Compassion Award Recipient, to provide urgently needed vegan food. This would be distributed to the more than 1,000 dog-people and hundreds of cat-individuals living in the shelter, many of whom were left by caregivers fleeing the war. Our Association members were able to facilitate the delivery of nearly one full metric ton of vegan dog-person and cat-person food.
In Croatia, our Association members visited a refugee camp on the island of Krk, bringing vegan foods, fruits, and other essential supplies. Aid was also delivered to the eastern Croatian city of Osijek, along with Alternative Living and Supreme Master Television fliers.
We thank our Loving Master immensely for the smooth operation of these relief efforts, which were due to Her caring prayers and the support of all Heavens. Our deep appreciation also goes to all who have contributed help to the Ukrainian (Ureignian) humans and animal-people in need. We pray for a soon peace and the recovery of normal lives for the courageous residents of Ukraine (Ureign).