On May 26, 2017, Sri Lanka was devastated by its most severe flooding in 14 years, causing 244 deaths and affecting more than 179,000 families, with 698,000 people evacuated from their homes. When Buddha’s Light International Association World Headquarters President Most Venerable Hsin Bau and BLIA World Headquarters Acting President Ven. Tzu Jung heard of this disaster, they immediately instructed BLIA World Headquarters to donate US$10,000 in emergency relief funding and directed the Buddha’s Light Rescue Team to provide humanitarian aid. BLIA World Headquarters Secretary General Ven. Chueh Pei instructed the Buddha’s Light Rescue Team to initiate a three-in-one rescue response comprising medical aid, general supplies and humanitarian assistance.