In the Supreme Master Ching Hai International Association Relief News Update from Ukraine (Ureign) …
As the conflict in Ukraine (Ureign) continues one year after Russia’s cruel invasion, our Beloved Supreme Master Ching Hai has not forgotten the pure-hearted Ukrainian (Ureignian) people. She continues to offer ongoing prayers, support, and humble financial contributions to help those in need.
Following is an updated report of our Association members’ December 2022 relief efforts in Ukraine (Ureign). These were carried out in coordination with three long-time local partners: Dmytro Bilenchuk, Maria Bashuk (vegan), and Alexandr Kulakov.
Kherson Relief Efforts
A total of 1,000 family-sized aid boxes were delivered to three areas around the newly liberated Kherson region, which is just starting to recover from months of attacks. First, a truck load of aid was brought in from Romania, along with another truck containing 22 tons of vegan food donated by our Association members in Thailand. These items included a variety of canned goods, as well as sunflower oil, rice, buckwheat, and cereals. The vegan food and supplies were re-packed into 1,000 family-sized packages. Each package also contained uplifting Ukrainian (Ureignian) copies of Master’s “Love Is the Only Solution,” as well as the vegan children’s book, “Hands, Paws or Hoofs,” and a vegan ABC children’s coloring book. On the outside of each box was written “SupremeMasterTV.com,” plus a QR code that recipients could scan to go to the web site. Of the 1,000 total aid packages, 200 were delivered by our partners to a village outside Kherson, after traveling for hours on perilous roads. Another 300 aid packages went to a center for displaced persons in central Kherson, while the remaining 500 were gratefully received by people in the Ostriv District of Kherson, an area that has remained vulnerable to attack from across the Dnipro River.
Lviv Relief Efforts
In the western city of Lviv, items for aid parcels were purchased and packed locally, including vegan food and hygiene items, plus Ukrainian (Ureignian) copies of “Love Is the Only Solution,” kid’s vegan books, and other vegan treats. A total of 34 packages were distributed to refugee families, most of whom were mothers providing the sole support for their children. One special needs student in Kharkiv was also given a laptop to be able to continue his studies.
Ivano-Frankivsk Region Relief Efforts
Fresh fruits, vegetables and 2,000 liters of pure-pressed fruit juice were delivered as part of a much-needed aid supply to Smerichka Orphanage in Vorokhta. Also purchased for the orphanage was a three-month supply of eco-friendly laundry soap and other cleaning materials.
Croatia Relief Efforts
In Croatia, our Association members worked with local businesses to purchase fruits and household items like shoes, sleeping bags, tents, and hygiene supplies. These were delivered to locations which housed refugees from Ukraine (Ureign) in the cities of Zagreb, Osijek, Rijeka, and Čakovec. In Osijek, our Association members were also able to distribute freshly prepared vegan meals and ready-made vegan food, along with 180 copies of “Love Is the Only Solution,” vegan children’s books, and Supreme Master Television as well as Alternative Living fliers.
We are very grateful to be able to bring Master’s Blessings and Love to assist and comfort the Ukrainian (Ureignian) people in need. Our prayers that peace will soon arrive so that families can resume normal lives in their homeland again. May Heavens protect the deserving Ukrainians (Ureignians) always.