羅蘭分會與其他六分會一同參加哈崗「寒冬送溫暖」活動 服務社區

羅蘭分會陳春莉、許珍蓉報導羅蘭分會會長許珍蓉帶領十二位會員與西來、聖博一、聖博二、長堤、西敏分會及西來青年二團於一月十六日晚上,由西來寺有恆法師帶領,到位於哈崗的聖約翰天主教堂參加「寒冬送溫暖」(Feed the Homeless)社區服務。西來寺已連續多年參加這個在洛杉磯地區為街友們提供晚餐的社會公益活動。

 

在有恆法師開示並帶領大家用英文頌佛光四句偈後,佛光會員們整齊快速的將西來寺準備的225份熱騰騰的晚餐和果汁飲料送到街友面前,並在餐後發放一百個睡袋。整個活動在有恆法師領導及佛光會員的合作之下圓滿結束。聖約翰天主教堂及街友們對西立寺和佛光會員們衷心表示感謝。


羅蘭分會會員非常珍惜這個機會與社區結緣服務,紛紛表示希望明年可以繼續參加。


Feeding the neighborhood friends of Hacienda Heights

Reported by Avelyn Busch, BLIA, Rowland Heights Sub-Chapter

 

As part of Hsi Lai Temple’s outreach program to the local community, on the evening of Jan 16th, 2017,  Venerable Youheng lead 60 BLIA Fo Guang volunteers to the St. John Vianney Church in Hacienda Heights, bringing with them many trays of hot meals and 100 new sleeping bags to give to the friends in need.

Venerable Youheng gave an opening speech and prayed with everyone before meal time. The volunteers formed an assembly line and started doing their pre-assigned tasks, such as serving meals, milk and juice, preparing food plates in the kitchen or even as a ‘call-out person’. Every volunteer was very cooperative and seemed to be really enjoying their tasks. Before long, they had served approximately 225 servings of hot food, including some pre-packed plates of food for any late comers on that night. The whole activity went smoothly and orderly, most volunteers were impressed and expressed their wishes to want to help again next time. It was a great success! The neighborhood friends were also very gracious and appreciative throughout the evening, many of them conveyed their gratitude to Hsi Lai Temple for this wonderful evening of giving & caring.

This was a joint activity by 7 BLIA sub-chapters: Hsi Lai, San Gabriel I and II, Long Beach, Westminster and Rowland Heights, together with the BLIA YAD II. Rowland Heights Sub-Chapter has been participating in this activity for the past several years and our members are always enthusiastic about this activity. On that night, 12 of our members came and helped, they were happy to volunteer alongside with other BLIA Fo Guang fellow members, making new friends and strengthening their faith in the Humanistic Buddhism through working together.

(Pictures provided by BLIA, Rowland Heights Sub-Chapter)

 

 

Picture 1: Group picture

Picture 2: Volunteers from BLIA, Rowland Heights Sub-Chapter with Ven. Youheng


(照片: 羅蘭分會提供)

 

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1: 全體佛光義工合照


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2: 羅蘭分會會長許珍蓉帶領十二位會員參加社區服務