Phap Nguyen Temple in Pearland, Texas was damaged by flood waters as a result of Hurricane Harvey, which made landfall in Texas at the end of August. The Buddhist temple is seeking assistance to cover the repair of the damages, using a GoFundMe page to collect donations online. Their goal is to reach $10,000 in donations, of which just under $3,500 has been raised so far.
The GoFundMe page reads:
Hurricane Harvey has affected so many people. Amitabha Buddha looks out upon the suffering with eyes of compassion. Phap Nguyen Temple in Pearland, TX, has been damaged by the flood waters. The temple is home to Ven. Thich Tri Hoang, an esteemed and much-loved senior Buddhist monk and teacher. His students and friends have set up this page to raise funds to support the temple’s recovery from this devastating event. All funds raised will go directly to the temple.
As written on their website, Phap Nguyen Buddhist Congregation “is a non-denominational community that follows various Buddhist traditions and is open to people from all walks of life and faith.” To make a donation to Phap Nguyen Temple’s post-hurricane fund, visit the GoFundMe page here.