On August 8th, Typhoon Morakot swept through southern Taiwan, destroyed houses and tore up roads in its path, rendering scores of people homeless and killing hundreds. Relief supplies and humanitarian assistance poured into affected areas in the wake of the killer typhoon.
In the afternoon of August 27 2009, Premier of Executive Yuan, Chao-Shiuan Liu, met Abbot President Venerable Guo Dong at the An Ho branch office in Taipei to discuss the collaboration of the Mind Relief Project for people in the southern and eastern regions of Taiwan who were affected by Typhoon Morakot.
On the morning of 15 November, 2009, the Peace of Mind Relief Station at Jiaxian Township of Kaohsiung County was formally inaugurated.

On 1 June 2009, the Deputy Abbot of Dharma Drum Mountain (DDM), Venerable Guo Pin, led a team of volunteers from the DDM Social Welfare and Charity Foundation (DDMSWCF) back into Xiushui Township of Sichuan Province in China. This particular date is celebrated as Children’s Day in mainland China, signifying a day for caring and spreading of the power of virtues.

Early in the morning of 10th of August 2009, Venerable Guo Mi, Venerable Chang Yue and volunteers of the XinXing Monastery of Dharma Drum Mountain in Taitung County, eastern Taiwan visited the Taimali Township, nearby villages and emergency shelters in the area.

"May those affected by the disaster be able to confront their life with a positive attitude and gain peace of mind”.
On 22 August 2008, a Dharma Drum Mountain (DDM) relief team returned to the Chenjiaba township of Manyang City in Sichuan to distribute fifty water-proof tents as temporary shelter for the quake-affected victims of the area.

On 16 August 2008, Venerable Guo Pin, Vice Abbot President of Dharma Drum Mountain (DDM) and chief leader of the DDM relief team in Sichuan, met with the Volunteer Society in Sifang City of China’s Sichuan Province to deliver DDM's warmest care to those affected by the devastating earthquake in Sifang City. The Society comprises mainly local college students.

On 13 July 2008, the executive director of Dharma Drum Mountain Social Welfare and Charity Foundation (DDMSWCF), Mr Kuo-Kai Chen and the volunteers met with local officials of Myanmar (Burma) to plan further relief and reconstruction projects in regions affected by Cyclone Nargis in May. This meeting followed from the previous success of the DDMSWCF's relief operations in the area.

On the morning of 13 December 2008, Dharma Drum Mountain Social Welfare and Charity Foundation (DDMSCF) initiated the 2008 End of Year philanthropic party at Nung Chan Monastery.
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