Tzu Chi USA Relief Efforts

By Scarlett Liu, Sophie Song, Ida Eva Zielinska


Providing Disaster Relief

After a flood of a scale unseen in decades strikes eastern Kentucky, Tzu Chi USA Midwest Region volunteers from Chicago hold distributions in the hardest-hit counties of Jackson and Hazard over the Labor Day weekend, September 3-4. Photos/Qiu Bonian

A thunderstorm ignited a fire at a riverfront condo in Brown Deer, Wisconsin, north of Milwaukee, on August 20. Tzu Chi USA Midwest Region volunteers from Milwaukee and Chicago go to Brown Deer on September 17 to hold a disaster relief distribution. Photo/Yue Ma

On October 2, Tzu Chi USA Northwest Region volunteers revisit the Last Chance Community hard hit by wildfires more than two years ago, bringing two new container houses. Moved, residents give them pots of flowers in gratitude for their continuous support. Photo/Zhu Wenguang

Celebrating Anniversaries and Fundraising

The Tzu Chi USA Central Region Dallas Branch holds a 30th-anniversary party on September 10, where Tzu Chi volunteers and cherished guests commemorate the milestone joyfully. Photo/Zeng Yanxi

September 9, 2022, marked the 12th anniversary of Tzu Chi USA Mid-Atlantic Region’s Food Pantry in New Jersey. More than 30 volunteers celebrate with a distribution that benefits 248 disadvantaged families. Photo/Yang Xindi

Tzu Chi USA National Headquarters hosts annual charity concert fundraising events on October 15 and 16, with 750 guests attending to support Tzu Chi’s missions. Photo/Shuli Lo

Promoting Vegetarianism and Protecting the Environment

Tzu Chi USA Northwest Region volunteers participate in the Vegetarian Expo held at Discovery Meadow Park in San Jose, California, on September 17. They promote reusing and recycling, environmental protection, and vegetarianism to mitigate climate change and pollution. Photo/Rong Changming

Tzu Chi USA National Headquarters in San Dimas, California, holds its second Farmers Market on October 1. Stalls are also set up on the campus to help visitors learn about environmental protection and green living. Photo/Chen Haijia


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