ALANGALANG, Leyte- Residents of Barangay Holy Child, this municipality, expressed their gratitude to FoGouang Shan Foundation Inc. for the assistance they extended to them.
A representative from FoGouang Shan personally delivered the P200, 000 financial aid intended for the reconstruction of the day care center in the village which was severely damaged by supertyphoon Yolanda.
A wheel chair was also given to a pupil who is a polio victim.
A school building built by the FoGouang Shan Foundation Inc. was likewise turned over to the Mariano Salazar Elementary School, also this town.
Sarah Apurillo, who received the cash donation in behalf of the barangay, said that they are very thankful to the FoGouang Shan Shan Foundation for the immediate help they gave to the storm victims.
Apurillo added that this is the fifth time that FoGouang Shan Foundation came to the barangays wherein they donated kitchen wares, food packs, clothings and even cash assistance.
FoGuang Shan, literally mean “Buddha’s Light Mountain”, is an international Chinese Mahayana Buddhist monastic order based in Kaohsiung, Taiwan and one of the largest Buddhist organizations.
The order also calls itself the International Buddhist Progress Society.
Founded in 1967 by Venerable Master Hsing Yun, the order promotes humanistic Buddhism, a modern Chinese Buddhist thought developed in the 20th century and made popular by the FoGouang Shan Foundation and other modern Chinese Buddhist orders.
Humanistic Buddhism aims to make Buddhism relevant in the world and in people’s lives and hearts. (MARVIN T. MODELO)