San Jose, California, December 31, 2020

Dear Venerable Monastics,
Dear Respected Friends.

The year 2020 has come to a close, and humanity is welcoming the new year 2021 with open arms!

2020 will be remembered as a turbulent year when all countries and regions of the world have to suffer from the COVID-19 pandemic, which kills more than 1.8 million innocent people. More than anyone, people living in the United States watched in horror as the pandemic took the lives of their loved ones, friends, associates, etc. when more than 350 thoudsand people here lost their lives. Although two vaccines with high efficacy have been dispensed at this time, they are still very limited, so preventive measures such as wearing masks in public space, frequent hand washing with soap, keeping a social distance of 6 ft (2 m), avoiding gathering, are all necessary now than ever.

In our homeland of Vietnam, apart from the COVID-19 pandemic the central provinces have suffered the most severe floods and storms in history, especially Thua Thien Hue, Quang Tri, Quang Binh, Quang Nam, and Quang Ngai. Storms and floods came one after anoher, making the locals who had already suffered from the harsh conditions there even more miserable:

“Looking at the tragedy, tears faded,
For rain and tears have intermingled as one..!”
(Thich Nu Nhu Minh)

Dear Noble Community,

In the face of the human pandemic and historic floods and storms in central Vietnam, Bodhi Charity Foundation has established the Emergency Fund COVID-19 Relief and Flood Relief; and we have received a lot of help from our dear friends and supporters. During these difficult times, we have come to understand the meaning of the Vietnamese proverb “healthy leaves protect damaged ones” that is deeply rooted in the rich and humanistic heritage of the Vietnamese culture. We are humbly asking for your continued support so that we can lend a hand in helping those in need not just in Vietnam but around the world.

Information regarding your donations:

With deep respect and gratitude, we are presenting to you Bodhi Charity Newsletter, No. 2, 1/2021. We wish you and those you love a new year with much health, safety and immeasurable joy.

Most gratefully,

Bodhi Charity Foundation

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Dear Noble Community,

To help those in need celebrate Tet 2021 in the Year of the Ox after a cataclysmic 2020 fraught with pandemic & floods, Bodhi Charity Foundation will be launching a Gifts for Tet Program. The Organization will be working with our affiliates in Vietnam to provide aids to those in need. We're calling on your compassion and generosity to make this program available to as many as we possibly can during this Tet. With a deep bow in gratitude. 🙏🙏🙏
Donation can be made directly using this link:
https://www.facebook.com/donate/841068100007923/

May you & those love be healthy, safe & happy.

Bodhi Charity Foundation

Dear Noble Community,

Powerful rainstorms and floods have wrecked havoc many parts of Central Vietnam over the last few days, especially Quang Tri & Thua Thien Hue provinces, causing many deaths and widespread destruction. Bodhi Charity Foundation is fundraising to help those who are suffering the disasters to meet the basic needs. We're incredibly grateful for your kindness & support. Our Facebook Fundraiser link is provided below:
https://www.facebook.com/donate/483184012639786/483184032639784/

May you all be well and happy.

BCF



Dear Respected Philanthropist Friends,

SCHOLARSHIP is Bodhi Charity Foundation's annual program aiming to offer financial assistance to students who excel in school despite facing financial challenges. Due to COVID-19, our fundraisers for this year have to be canceled and this puts funding for this program severely at risk. We are thus calling on your generous heart to help keep this program going. A fundraiser has been launched on Facebook with the following link:

https://www.facebook.com/donate/588437468731981

On behalf of those receiving your generous donations, we are so very grateful for your continued support.

May you and your loved ones be well and safe.

BCF

Dear Noble Community,

Bodhi Charity Foundation would like to announce our "SUPPORTING THE MONASTICS" program--a special Scholarship Program to help the Monastics and Novice pay for their educational tuition and school supplies. Our estimate is this program would need a funding of $3,000. We humbly ask for your help.

For check donations, please make it out to:
     Bodhi Charity Foundation
     PO Box 730008
     San Jose, CA 95173

Website: www.bodhicharityfoundation.org
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/donate/1118159991886359/

Thank you so very much for your kind support.

BCF