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Disaster Relief with Care

The World of Tzu Chi     |    May 25, 2017 by Southern Region


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One year after Tzu Chi Houston was founded, our volunteers mobilized their first disaster relief mission to rush and offer aid and moral support in the Miami area of Florida, where Hurricane Andrew had left a trail of pain and destruction.

Support our disaster relief efforts!
Get tickets to see 
"Thousands of Helping Hands" charity art performance in a city near you.

Dallas, TX

SEP 9 @ 1:30PM

Dallas, TX

SEP 9 @ 7:30PM

HOUSTON, TX

SEP 16 @ 7:30PM

HOUSTON, TX

SEP 17 @ 2:30PM

CUPERTINO, CA

SEP 23 @ 7:00PM

CUPERTINO, CA

SEP 24 @ 2:00PM

LOS ANGELES, CA

OCT 1 @ 7:00PM

HURRICANE ANDREW

Hurricane Andrew was deemed the most destructive in U.S. history at the time it made landfall on the coast of Florida on August 24, 1992. This deadly Category 5 hurricane – the most severe on the scale – razed homes down to their foundations and uprooted hundred-year-old trees, obliterating possessions and years of history in the blink of an eye. Our volunteers offered disaster aid and attentive emotional support, helping families cope with the shock of having their entire lives turned upside down.


HURRICANE KATRINA

Hurricane Katrina struck the U.S. Gulf Coast on August 29, 2005, and unleashed severe and extensive flooding that claimed 1,836 lives, mainly in Louisiana. Our volunteers travelled to reach the worst-hit areas and bring relief, distributed cash cards and checks to 3,838 households. Less than three weeks later, Hurricane Rita caused even more destruction in the region. We distributed $5 million in disaster aid after these storms, personally helping set families on the path towards recovery, and offering much-needed moral support.

Support our disaster relief efforts!
Get tickets to see 
"Thousands of Helping Hands" charity art performance in a city near you.

Dallas, TX

SEP 9 @ 1:30PM

Dallas, TX

SEP 9 @ 7:30PM

HOUSTON, TX

SEP 16 @ 7:30PM

HOUSTON, TX

SEP 17 @ 2:30PM

CUPERTINO, CA

SEP 23 @ 7:00PM

CUPERTINO, CA

SEP 24 @ 2:00PM

LOS ANGELES, CA

OCT 1 @ 7:00PM

 


 

LOUISIANA FLOODS

In 2016, Baton Rouge, Louisiana endured a 1-in-500-year rainfall event that dropped 7.1 trillion gallons of water on the area, creating severe floods. As humanitarian aid and charity organizations were adversely impacted by the event, creating a vacuum for disaster relief in the area, we were grateful that we could fill the void and launched a disaster relief mission in Baton Rouge. Our Louisiana flood relief mission provided $836,200 in aid to 1,673 families, benefitting 5,553 people and helping restore hope.

Our Flood Relief in Louisiana video series takes you to the heart of the mission and reveals the kinship between our volunteers and those they served, whose dramatic stories come to light.

Support our disaster relief efforts!
Get tickets to see 
"Thousands of Helping Hands" charity art performance in a city near you.

Dallas, TX

SEP 9 @ 1:30PM

Dallas, TX

SEP 9 @ 7:30PM

HOUSTON, TX

SEP 16 @ 7:30PM

HOUSTON, TX

SEP 17 @ 2:30PM

CUPERTINO, CA

SEP 23 @ 7:00PM

CUPERTINO, CA

SEP 24 @ 2:00PM

LOS ANGELES, CA

OCT 1 @ 7:00PM

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