Home Special Report 2012 Buddha Day Ceremony Paranaque resident repays Tzu Chi’s kindness

Paranaque resident repays Tzu Chi’s kindness

Sunday, 13 May 2012 01:1 AM
Myla Cruz busily works on the garlands and flowers to be used to decorate the long tables for Tzu Chi Foundation, Philippines' Buddha Day festivities on May 13. For her, helping in this event is also her way to repay the kindness of the organization who aided them after a fire disaster in September 2011.【Photo by Lineth Brondial】

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  • Myla Cruz got the chance to repay the kindness of Tzu Chi Foundation through helping set up flowers for the Buddha-bathing ceremony. Cruz was formerly aided when a fire disaster gutted their place in Parañaque City in September 2011.

Former beneficiary Myla Cruz was able to do something good for her benefactors by helping Tzu Chi Foundation, Philippines set up flower decorations for the latter’s Buddha Day celebration at the Marikina Sports Park last May 13.

Cruz was aided by the organization after their residence in Area 4-B, Sitio Libis, Barangay Sto. Niño, Paranaque City was gutted by fire last September 22, 2011.

Incidentally, Cruz was one of the florists hired by Mannix Peña for the flower arrangement job. In an interview, she said she has been hard at work since early of May 12, helping the hundreds of other Tzu Chi volunteers set up the flowers on the long tables for the Buddha-bathing ceremony.

Cruz added it was an honor for her to help Tzu Chi in its missions of love, peace, and hope.

And although it is Mother’s Day, Cruz said that being away from her mother this time is no great hardship as she knows that she is doing her bit to help the organization that helped them during that fateful time when she and her family were rendered homeless by a massive blaze.

“They (Tzu Chi volunteers) arrived in the scene and gave us everything that they can spare like blankets, mats, clothes, and rice, which was what we needed considering our desperate plight,” she stressed in Filipino.

Cruz also vowed to do everything she can to help the organization in the coming days, considering that Tzu Chi Foundation, Philippines succored them in their time of need without even flinching.

Last Updated: Sunday, 13 May 2012 01:1 AM

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