Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation is an international humanitarian and non-governmental organization (NGO) with over 10 million members worldwide throughout 47 countries. It is operated by a worldwide network of volunteers and employees and has been awarded a special consultative status at the United Nations Economic and Social Council. Tzu Chi missions are a network of universal love. Tzu Chi works in the missions of charity, medicine, education and humanitarian with the spirit of sincerity, integrity, trust and honesty. We believe in the equality of all beings and the Buddha-nature latent in every person. Through charity, the rich can obtain blessings and joy while the poor can receive security and peace. With love, compassion, joy and selfless giving, Tzu Chi members strive to bring about the pure world of Tzu Chi through helping the needy, giving joy and eliminating suffering. We invite all people of goodwill to join us in purifying minds, pacifying the society and working towards a disaster-free world.