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Dharma Drum Mountain Continues to Send Loving Care and Provide Help during the Pandemic

Dharma Drum Mountain continues to be a calming force during the pandemic, through both caregiving and educational efforts. On June 29, 2021, Dharma Drum Mountain's Sangha group sent brand new laptops to Indigenous students in Nanto, Taiwan ahead of schedule. On June 30, Dharma Drum Mountain Social Welfare and Charity Foundation donated tents to Chiayi County Government so that people who are getting vaccinated at eighteen sites-- including health centers and chronic disease centers in the county-- can be shielded from the sun and rain.
Chiayi County Mayor, Weng Chang-liang (翁章梁) stated: "To fight against the pandemic, the county now is equipped with vaccines and large vaccination sites. We are grateful that Dharma Drum Mountain donated the tents so that frontline staff and citizens have a comfortable place to conduct vaccinations effectively. In doing so, we can protect citizens from the virus."
Venerable Chang Yuan, Managing Director of Dharma Drum Mountain, says, "As we face the pandemic and accept the impermanence of life, more and more people dedicate themselves to helping others. It is especially moving that helpful people are everywhere during this difficult time. The DDM Sangha group will continue to provide care and educational assistance in accordance with the needs of the government, medical units, and charities." He also expresses gratitude for the trust from people of all walks of life, and hopes that everyone stays calm, protects each other, and brings peace of mind to more people.

DDM has sent medical supplies for COVID-19 treatments and prevention to Saint Mary's Hospital Luodong, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, National Taiwan University Hospital and its Jinshan Branch, the Heping and Renai branches of Taipei City Hospital, Taipei Guandu Hospital, Cathay General Hospital, and New Taipei City Hospital, etc. In addition, DDM has offered thermometers and Peace Amulets to people who are being tested at health agencies nationwide, wishing people safety and good health away from the disease.

Text: Chang Yao-Chuang (張曜鐘)
Photos: Lin Ya-Ying (林雅櫻), Chang Tian-Pei (張田沛), Chiayi County Government
Translation: Hsiao Chen-an
Editing: Yeh Shu-jen (葉姝蓁), Keith Brown