Taiwan’s Buddhist groups helping with Nepal quake relief efforts

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2015/04/26
By: Ho Horng-ju, Hsu Chih-wei, Evelyn Kao, Elizabeth Hsu and S.C. Chang

Taipei, April 26 (CNA) Taiwan’s Buddhist groups are organizing teams that will

Chien Shou-hsin (簡守信), right.

Chien Shou-hsin (簡守信), right.

go to Nepal to help with the Himalayan country’s relief efforts in the wake of a magnitude-7.8 earthquake Saturday that have reportedly killed more than 2,000 people.

Master Pei Chueh, secretary general of Buddha Light International Association (BILA), which is linked to Fo Guang Shan Monastery in southern Taiwan, said the association is organizing a 30-member team on a rescue and medical mission that will include physicians and interpreters.

The relief team will take food, tents, blankets and other relief supplies to Nepal to extend medical and humanitarian assistance to the victims in the quake-stricken areas, Peiu Chueh said.     [FULL  STORY]

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