Relief news update from Senegal - 27 Dec 2009  
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Supreme Master Ching Hai International Association relief news update from Senegal.
From the end of August to September, the Senegalese capital of Dakar was hit by five days of torrential rains. Numerous people were rendered homeless when buildings were destroyed by the unusual floods.
On September 3, Supreme Master Ching Hai had quickly donated US$10,000 in aid, while conveying her love and sympathy and asking our Association members to go if possible to help.

This amount could obtain US$297,000 in items purchased in the United States, based on the cost of living in Senegal.Covering their own travel and related expenses of US$1,162, our Association members from Benin travelled to Dakar as soon as they could.

With the help of the local flood relief coordinator, Housing Ministry representative Mr. Massou Ndoy, the relief team was able to deliver food supplies to those with low incomes staying a relocated area. They distributed rice, vegetable oil and salt to the residents, who were deeply grateful for Master’s love and assistance.

Mr. Massou Ndoy, local Housing Ministry representative, Dakar, Senegal (M): Today we have received important aid. So we thank the Supreme Master Ching Hai International Association.

Relief recipient, Dakar, Senegal (M): We graciously thank you for thinking of the disaster victims.

Relief recipient representative, Dakar, Senegal (F): We graciously thank the Supreme Master Ching Hai international  Association for this noble act.

Young relief recipients, Dakar, Senegal: We thank Supreme Master Ching Hai! Senegal’s local representative for the Ministry of Urban Affairs, Housing, Urban Water, Public Hygiene & Sanitation, Mr. Massou Ndoy, also sent a letter of thanks to Supreme Master Ching Hai.

Dear Supreme Master,We acknowledge receipt of the gift that you have kindly offered... to affected populations. This donation will surely be welcomed by those people with very low incomes. Our sincere thanks (and) please accept, Dear Supreme Master, our feelings of gratitude.

Mr. Massou Ndoy Local Representative Senegal Ministry of Urban Affairs, Housing,Urban Water, Public Hygiene & Sanitation

VOICE: We thank Mr. Ndoy and the government of Senegal for their gracious support and assistance. Our gratefulness also to Supreme Master Ching Hai for her loving care of those most in need, as well as our Association members for their dedicated efforts.

With the grace of Heaven, may recovery be swift for the Senegalese people in resuming the regularity of their daily lives, as such disturbing events are eased through humanity’s kinder, Earth-harmonizing ways.