Buddhist Compassion Relief Tzu Chi Foundation

Jun 06th
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Tzu Chi Delivers Winter Aid to Thousands Across China

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Each year, before the Chinese New Year, Tzu Chi volunteers go to poor and remote districts of China to deliver food, clothes and blankets and help people through the winter. Their help is greatly appreciated. We look at the aid operations in four provinces – Fujian, Yunnan, Guizhou and Sichuan.

Since 1996, volunteers have been delivering aid each year to the poor and needy in Fuding city in Fujian province, southeast China. This year,2010, they distributed the goods to 9,129 households, or 14,542 people in 13 townships, between January 14 and 16. They organized the program in co-operation with Fuding Hospital, which has a close link with the foundation; it donated a multi-storey building to the hospital and has inspired many of its staff to work as volunteers. So local volunteers played an important part in the aid program. Doctors from the hospital, as well as from Taiwan, took part in the distribution.