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Partnerships Are the Magic that Fuels Long-Term Aid

May 31, 2022

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Disaster Relief

Heading to România from Moldova, Tzu Chi USA volunteers travel to an IsraAID warehouse in Tulcea. There, relief items were being stored to help meet the needs of those displaced from Ukraine.The team met with the Director of Warehousing, Tony Sundermeier, who explained that, at the current moment, “what’s most needed is medicine, trauma kits, bandages to treat people after they’ve actually been wounded. The next thing behind that, prioritized, would be food.”Illuminating the difficulties of making long-term recovery projects sustainable was Yotam Polizer, the Chief Executive Officer of IsraAID. “Many other donors, they are already shifting away, because that’s just how it is,” he lamented. But, with hope, Yotam said, “Tzu Chi really understands that this is a long-term effort.”Tzu Chi USA Chief Executive Officer Debra Boudreaux echoed this as well: “temporarily, donation opens the door. Long-term compassion, support is the most important.”Watch in our latest video and show your support for long-term compassion at https://donate.tzuchi.us/cause/ukraine#TzuChiCares #TzuChiRelief #Ukraine

CREDITS

Director: Héctor Muniente
Director of Photography: Hannah Whisenant
Editor: Héctor Muniente & Hannah Whisenant

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