Indonesia - Dharma Drum
Mountain (DDM) charitable foundation vice-general manager Wong Che
Hsiung, the Taipei fire department and ten other people, flew to
Medan to listen to assistant deputy governor's communiqué for the
temporary disaster relief center.
Recognizing that Aceh Province's external
communication and telecommunication are in an interruptible state.
The habitants of the disaster area's need for basic material are
still to be confirmed. Therefore, the investigation group traveled
on 29 December by military aircraft arranged through the Indonesian
government went to Aceh Province to examine the actual damage and
to find out the local situation.
At present the group has grasped the
most recent situation, confirmed that Meulaboh City is the most
serious hits by disaster. Approximately 2/3 of residents have died.
And survivors are only approximately 3,000 people.
Master Sheng Yen is deeply concerned
about this catastrophe and has specially beseeches all the followers
of South Asian countries such as the Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand,
Indonesia, Hong Kong to practice the spirit of Bodhisattva to rescue
The numbers of death of the victims
are climbing each day in the South Asian countries. Seven countries
are affected at the same time, they all urgently waits for our rescue.
DDM's personnel have certainly collected the global compassion donation
for the disaster relief. [DHAMMA TIMES]
If you would like to make a vow donation,
please make your cheque out to "The Dharma Drum Mountain Social
Welfare and Charity Foundation" and state "Tsunami Earthquake
Charity Fund" in the memo area by pencil. Kindly send your
The Dharma Drum Mountain Social Welfare
and Charity Foundation
2F, No. 388, Chengte Rd., Sec. 7, Peitou 112,
Tel: 886-2-28276060 ext.209