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Tzu Chi Volunteers in Taiwan Make Blankets for Ukrainian Refugees

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In Taiwan, Tzu Chi has launched a project to help Ukrainian refugees. Starting from March 3rd, volunteers at the Foundation’s Neihu Office in Taipei produced nearly 6,000 blankets in three days. They hope that they can be delivered to the Ukrainian refugees as soon as possible.


Tzu Chi volunteer Liu Qiming劉杞鳴, who has 20 years of experience, can cut a bundle of cloth in just two minutes. Every volunteer worked mindfully to reduce the cost. One way is to use vacuum bags carefully; each costs US$1.77. Tzu Chi volunteer Chen Zhicheng陳治誠said: "The so-called vacuum will shrink it down to half the size. Otherwise, it will take up space for shipping, and the cost will be doubled."

Each day about 80 volunteers participated, from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. for three consecutive days; they produced nearly 6,000 blankets. Although the volunteers are old, they stood for a whole day and did not want to rest due to backache.

Tzu Chi volunteer Zhuang Tsinghua (莊清華) said: "Some of us are in our 60s, 70s, 80s, and so on, and we always try our best to help people in need.”

The Russian invasion of Ukraine has led to the displacement of hundreds of thousands of Ukrainians. Although it is happening in Europe, volunteers in Taiwan were inspired by loving kindness to devote their time and effort to prepare materials for Ukrainian refugees and send their love to those in need.

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