Taiwan Soka Association Aids In Singapore's Mercy Relief Efforts
On August 7 and 8, 2009, Typhoon Morakot brought massive devastation to the southern regions of Taiwan. Floods caused huge loss of life and isolated many towns and villages. In response, Mercy Relief, a humanitarian organization based in Singapore, donated water purification devices to disaster victims in Taiwan. Taiwan Soka Association (TSA) acted as a go-between for Mercy Relief and the Taiwanese government, and on August 26 two TSA representatives accompanied a Mercy Relief delegation to the local Taiwan Water Company office to formally present the water filters, which have now been distributed to villages and schools in disaster-hit areas.
In addition, TSA made available to the local Taiwanese government the use of its center in the Hua-Shan district, Yunlin County, as a relief center. The site became a hub for storing relief goods as well as a parking area for transport vehicles and mud removal equipment.
[Adapted from a report from Taiwan Soka Association (TSA); photos courtesy of TSA]