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Taiwan Soka Association Provides Assistance to Flood Victims

100920x-tsa-typhoone-lunchbox.jpg Making boxed meals for flood victims

In the wake of Typhoon Fanapi that swept across Taiwan on September 19 and caused severe flooding in areas around Kaohsiung and Pingtung, Taiwan Soka Association (TSA) members worked together with volunteers from other organizations to provide relief activities in affected areas.

In Gangshan on September 20, TSA  members gathered  to prepare and deliver boxed meals for flood victims, some of whom had gone without food for as long as 22 hours.

 

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On October 21, Taiwan was assailed by another typhoon that brought with it serious flooding and mudslides. TSA members in affected areas organized themselves into teams to assist local residents. A logistics center was set up in Yilan County, one of the affected areas, to coordinate their relief efforts.

In addition to helping local residents clear their homes of flood water and silt, members also cleared roads of mud deposits to make way for vehicles ferrying relief goods to affected areas.

[Adapted from articles in the September 28, October 8 and November 2, 2010 issues of the Harmony Press, Taiwan Soka Association; photos courtesy of Harmony Press]