DDM donates fifty water-proof tents in the Chenjiaba township
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.
Chenjiaba is one of the townships severely damaged by the deadly earthquake which occurred in early May of this year.
Venerable Guo Pin, Deputy Abbot President of DDM and Mr Huang Chuqi, Vice President of DDM General Association of Dharma Upholders, also went to the township's Health Center to evaluate the reconstruction effort.
DDM relief teams have visited the town many times in the past few months to distribute supplies to the local community and to provide medical treatment to the injured. This latest visit received a warm welcome from the local residents who experience an acute shortage of medicine, temporary accommodation and other daily necessities because of the remote location of the township.
Venerable Guo Pin said that Chenjiaba is in urgent need of assistance and DDM will do its best to support residents through this difficult time. The Venerable said that DDM will aim to demonstrate compassion by addressing some of the immediate needs of the community.
(translated by Jin Yang/edited by DDM Australia Editing Team)