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Buddhist Organizations mobilizing Humanitarian Effort

The Buddhist Channel, Dec 29, 2004

Below is a list of Buddhist organizations initiating efforts to send humanitarian aid to areas effected by the devastating Tsunami on Dec 26, 2004. Please contact the person in charge at the respective organizations for details:


Buddhist Maha Vihara Tsunami Relief (see message below)
123 Jalan Berhala, Brickfields
50470 Kuala Lumpur Malaysia
Tel : (03) 2274 1141 or 2274 1886.

Bandar Utama Buddhist Society
Raymond Tang (raytang@pc.jaring.my, 012-2222338).


Posko Bantuan Gempa Aceh-Sumut
Majelis Buddhayana Indonesia
Jl. Mangga I No. 2-O, Durikepa, Jakarta 11510, Indonesia.
Tel: (021) 568 7957 or 568 7939 or 7097 6868.


Mahakaruna Buddhist Society
4 Kim Keat Close, Singapore
Tel: (65) 9675 1695.


Tzu Chi Foundation, USA.
175 Dempsey Rd., Milpitas, CA 95035 or
2901 Irving St., San Francisco, CA 94122.
Tel: (408) 262 3389.

American Buddhist Seminary
423 Glide Ave., West Sacramento, CA 95691.
Tel: (916) 371 8535.

Blue Lotus Buddhist Temple
520 Devonshire Lane, Unit 8, Crystal Lake, IL 60014. www.blue-lotus-temple.org
Subang Jaya Buddhist Association
Jalan Kewajipan, SS13, 47500 Subang Jaya, Malaysia.
Sis Lily Low, SJBA administrator, tel: 03-56315299, Fax: 56315262


Buddhist Maha Vihara Tsunami Relief

It is with great sadness and also urgency that I have directed the set-up of the ?Buddhist Maha Vihara Tsunami Relief? after the devastating effect of an earthquake and the resulting tsunami. We are mobilizing all our available resources to assist the victims of the natural disaster.

We are appealing to you to provide any form of aid, which we assure you will be used to alleviate the suffering of the victims of the tsunami.

We have contacted and are contacting the embassies of the countries affected by the tsunami. We are initiating the following immediately:

- A relief fund (all cheques to be written to ?Buddhist Maha Vihara?. Please indicate Tsunami Relief Fund at the back of the cheque)
- An old clothes collection center in Buddhist Maha Vihara
- A medical aid collection center in Buddhist Maha Vihara
- Toiletries
- A food collection center (dry and canned food only) in Buddhist Maha Vihara

The 1st container is expected to leave the Buddhist Maha Vihara on Friday, 31st December 2004.

We trust you will endeavour to assist the victims of this natural disaster, and May the Blessings of the Triple Gem be upon you and your family.

Yours in the Dhamma,

K Sri Dhammananda Nayaka Maha Thera
Chief Venerable of Malaysia and Singapore

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