November 2023 JTS America Newsletter
The year 2023 is coming to a close. Despite the extreme natural disasters and wars that occurred all over the world, with the warm hearts and helping hands of our supporters, we were able to bring hope to our struggling neighbors. We are grateful for your assistance this year and hope that you have a healthier and happier upcoming year.
Cambodian Community Support
JTS and Gwangmyeong Happy Citizens conducted a project from August 1st to November 2nd to deliver essential items and improve housing conditions at the Cambodian Workers’ Shelter. Initially, it started with assisting five workers in desperate need, but now it extends to improving inadequate facilities and providing necessities for all shelter members.
Sri Lanka 4th Emergency Relief
In early November 2023, JTS continued its fourth round of relief activities in Sri Lanka. Building upon the field surveys conducted during the third round of activities, this time, the focus was specifically on supporting students. In total, school supplies were provided to 2,663 students in Wadduwa, Kamburupitiya, Passara, and Polonnaruwa. Additionally, a comprehensive relief effort unfolded, including the provision of 20kg of rice to 650 households and 10kg of rice to 1,320 households.
Charcoal Sharing with JTS and Jungto Society
Every winter, JTS and Jungto Society visit neighbors in need of charcoal together. This year, reflecting the feedback from past volunteers, we decided to split the distribution of charcoal into two phases for those with difficulty storing it. In the first phase, we provided charcoal to a total of 197 households nationwide, amounting to 39,400 pieces.