TZU-CHI FOUNDATION RETURNS TO ASSIST BUNDY FLOOD VICTIMS

On 10th March the Tzu-Chi Bhuddist Relief Foundation came to Bundaberg and donated relief packages to disaster-affected residents at a function hgeld at the East Bundaberg State School. These included $500 cash cards, first aid kits, blanket, etc. as described in my earlier post here.

The foundation promised to return and provide further assistance as further needy victims were identified and kept their word when they visited this weekend. Yesterday,(Saturday), three advanced groups visited a number of families located mainly in the North and East Bundaberg areas and were hosted by myself, Cr. Peters & Cr. Habermann.

Today the Foundation held a presentation ceremony at the Civic Centre and distributed further funds and benefits to a number of families with plans to return again in September and December as demand dictates.

The Tzu-Chi Foundation is an internationally recognised disaster relief organisation with offices in 50 countries around the world and their headquarters in Taiwan. The many volunteers donate their time and pay for their own travel and accommodation to ensure that all of the funds that they receive are donated directly to needy recipients.

With Tzu-Chi reps, winter scarf & lucky charms

You wouldn’t meet nicer or kinder people and we’re extremely grateful for the assistance that they have given to those within our community who need it the most. During this visit I had the opportunity to share a home-made lunch with them consisting mainly of ‘tzung’ (spelling?) which are Chinese dumplings made up of rice, soya beans, peanuts, walnuts, mushrooms and Heaven knows what else all wrapped up in bamboo leaves.

Chinese dumplings (tzung) wrapped in bamboo leaves with rice, beans, peanuts, walnuts, muchrooms and heaven knows what else! - Yummy & Nutritious

Delicious & not something you'll see in the local Chinese takeaway!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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