In Supreme Master Ching Hai International Association Relief News from Slovenia… Heavy rains in early August 2023 caused major flooding and landslides, affecting about two-thirds of the country. As the worst natural disaster ever to strike the nation, it resulted in the loss of at least six lives, along with severe damage to infrastructure like bridges and roads, disruption of electricity supplies, and destruction of homes. The cost of the damage has been estimated to exceed half a billion euros.
Upon hearing about these devastating storms in Slovenia, our Most Loving Master immediately reached out to our Slovenian Association members to inquire about the situation in their country. On August 10, 2023, after being informed that there was extensive damage and a need for assistance, Master requested Her accountant “to provide Slovenia US$52,000 for helping the most desperate, of least or no aid thus far. May God be more merciful to your people. With all my love and prayers for your country’s fast recovery. Embrace you all.” Upon receiving the relief funds from Master, our Association members prepared to offer assistance to the most vulnerable flood victims. Following is their preliminary report.
Most Merciful Master, Thank You for Your concern and support at all times. We have successfully donated €10,000 to the horse-people sanctuary, Society for the Protection of Horses. The storms had caused the loss of approximately 20 tons of hay and other feed, so they were desperately trying to find ways to support their 52 horse individuals and other rescued farm animal-people, now and into the winter. Our Association’s relief team received an invitation from the sanctuary, and we plan to go there on a good weather day to do some filming of uplifting footage and officially present Master’s financial gift.
We have also allocated €5,000 for urgent cleaning and reconstruction efforts in the most devastated valley region of Zgornja Savinjska dolina. This is being done in collaboration with the highly regarded NGO, Humanitarček, and home improvement store Merkur. Items being purchased include cleaning, paint, and basic construction materials. We intend to deliver these items to the households most in need.
Our Association members’ relief team visited the most affected regions, where we spoke to community leaders about the extent of the damage and how we could best help. As a result, we decided to purchase €500 vouchers that would be redeemable at home improvement stores. These would be distributed to about 40 of the most affected families in the towns of Črna na Koroškem and Prevalje, located in Carinthia province. Along with the vouchers will be distributed the Supreme Master Television flyers and Master’s book, “Love Is the Only Solution. Regarding the remaining funds of approximately €13,000, we are currently researching the best way to serve other flood victims most in need. With Love and Thanks to Master, Slovenia Relief Team
Our gratitude goes to Supreme Master Ching Hai for Her Love and care for the Slovenian people impacted by the floods, as well as Her ceaseless commitment to providing both spiritual and material aid to all who need it. We thank our Slovenian Association members for their kind assistance and all who are working to bring relief to those in need. Wishing the flood-affected Slovenian people a speedy recovery of their normal lives, and a future filled with peace and prosperity, in God’s Grace.