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Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation

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1100 S. Valley Center Ave.
San Dimas,  CA 91773
Phone: 909-447-7799

We're a volunteer based humanitarian organization whose mission is to relieve suffering of people in need. Providing disaster relief, financial assistance, education, and health & medical services. Creating a better world through compassion & love.

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<p>Leetta&rsquo;s home burned down in the Camp Fire and she and her husband have been living in a Rio Linda RV park ever since. They&rsquo;d heard about financial resources being given to Camp Fire survivors at the Chico Disaster Recovery Center and made the over 1.5 hour drive over. There, Leetta visited Tzu Chi&rsquo;s booth. She received a Da Ai eco-blanket and pre-loaded debit card to use on behalf her and her husband. Sitting across from CEO Han Huang, who was helping her, Leetta burst into tears hearing it had $500. Her reaction spoke to a deeper pain; one that was vivid and still fresh.</p> <p>&nbsp;&ldquo;We got in our truck, and we thought we&rsquo;d just go there real quick, hitch up the RV, and bring it back over to our place,&rdquo; Leetta described. Within minutes, black smoke was everywhere. They quickly hitched up their RV to the truck, and as soon as they turned onto Pentz Road, they were trapped.</p> <p>&ldquo;There were power lines, trees down, there was several of us cars trapped. The flames were higher than the trees on both sides of us.&rdquo;</p> <p>With no way out, and with Leetta&rsquo;s husband physically unable to run because of a disability, the Baileys believed &ldquo;it was over for us&hellip;we called on our phones and told our children, &lsquo;goodbye.&rsquo;&rdquo;</p> <p>&nbsp;&ldquo;I don&rsquo;t know how it happened, but a fire truck got to us&hellip; he fought the flames for over 2 hours keeping the flames off of all of us,&rdquo; said Leetta. Behind them, too, was a line of cars waiting to be rescued, honking loudly.</p> <p>Leetta will put her new debit card toward an apartment rental. &ldquo;Y&rsquo;all don&rsquo;t know how much this is gonna help us. I just&hellip; thank you,&rdquo; Leeta grins. She is hopeful.</p>

&lt;p&gt;Small change, BIG difference!&lt;/p&gt;

&lt;p&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;color: #232323; font-family: Lato, serif;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: 16px;&quot;&gt;Your generous donation will help Tzu Chi provide emergency relief when disaster strikes, distribute food to ease hunger, offer medical care to those who can&amp;rsquo;t afford it, and more. Together, we can change the world for the better.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&

&lt;p&gt;Visit our website and donate today!&lt;/p&gt;