On July 31, 2014, a series of underground gas pipelines exploded in Kaohsiung, Taiwan. It affected an area of 20 kilometers. Many streets were blown up and collapsed into deep trenches. It created a scene of complete devastation. More and more bodies have been recovered. Some streets are still on fire. It was reported that the incident killed 26 people and injured 285 lightly or critically. Two are still missing.
TBF is calling on TBS disciples to uphold the compassionate teaching of Living Buddha Lian-sheng Sheng-yen Lu by reaching out and assisting destitute victims with donations, or by joining in the rescue effort, such as medical treatment, transportation, sweeping, construction, and etc... , cooperatively with the government's disaster relief stations. Disciples are also encouraged to practice True Buddha Sadhana, and chapters, hold group cultivations or ceremonies. Dedicate the merits to ”removing the terror of the dead, delivering them to the Western Blissful Land, relieving disaster, and facilitating the completion of post-disaster reconstruction.” This is to help victims by reducing some of their difficulties and rebuilding their homeland.
Please use the following guidelines when sending donations: Note the purpose of the donation as, ”Kaohsiung Disaster Relief Fund.” Appropriation of the funds will be strictly followed by TBF. All grace donations will be entirely allocated to Lotus Light Charity Society who will oversee the planning of international rescue missions.
1. To donate via Web (tbsn) credit card, go to http://tbsn2.stores.yahoo.net/7.html
2. To donate via mail (make it out to True Buddha Foundation if it is a check,) send your donation to the TBF address (also the permanent address of Lotus Light Charity Society):
17110 NE 40th Court, Redmond, WA 98052, U.S.A.
Tel:(425) 885-7573 Fax： (425) 883-2173
Your kindness in helping the suffering victims is greatly appreciated!
True Buddha Foundation.
Aug. 1, 2014