Tzu Chi: Another Potential Volunteer Organization

When it comes to disasters, help can come from many places. Here is another resource for you.

by Eric Holdeman / September 20, 2011

Volunteer Organizations Active in Disasters (VOAD) is a tremendous resource to communities impacted by disasters.  The faith based community is also been on the front lines of helping communities hit hard by recent large scale disasters.  They help individuals with all the tough tasks of cleaning up and getting their lives back on track.  There are still church groups going to New Orleans and helping people with their homes.


Another similar resource is Tzu Chi Buddhist Compassion Relief organization that focuses on helping people.  While I read extensively on the topic of emergency management I had not come across them.  They are evidently active around the world.  See their USA activities


I'd recommend working to establish a relationship with any local elements of the organization.  I would think if you have an Asian population you probably have the Buddhist followers in your community.  As our population becomes more diverse we need to remain open to tapping all the resources that are available to us.  


Amy Romanas shared this information and the links above.

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