Who We Serve


Our mission is simple: to provide rice to the elderly poor.
Our purpose is simple: to relieve suffering.


Catholic sister Tuyet Hong delivers rice to one

of the needy elderly in Vietnam.

Mrs. & Mr. Van Trung, visited by Sister Tuyet Hong. Notice the planks these people walk on in their home, so that they can cope with the flood waters in their desolate area. Since Typhoon Damrey, we have had no report on whether their house still stands.

Buddhist nun Thich Nu Tri Tien, representing Teresa Charities, provides rice money to Ms. Le Thi Ngo, who at 91 is blind.

Though it is rare, Teresa Charities sometimes provides money directly to recipients if it is easier for them to purchase rice in their own location.

Teresa Charities also supports other projects, such as village bridges, nurseries, and libraries. At the left is an old shack that was completely rebuilt to be an elderly care home for five women, who would otherwise have no secure home .

Some of these additional activities are carried out in cooperation with established religious groups. The care house is operated by a convent of nuns, who provide the human touch, the care that Teresa Charities could not by itself provide.


Since June of 2008,  15,000 elderly people in many countries have been provided monthly with 10-lb. bags of rice through Teresa Charities through givers such as you.

Teresa Charities also supports other projects such as:

1- Village bridges

2- Nurseries, and libraries.

3- Saving unborn baby lives

4- Adult home care


Get in touch

Welcome to Teresa Charities Website !

Teresa Charities was founded in 2002 and incorporated in 2004. It is the work of many people, but principally the work of the founder,
Deacon Vu Thanh An. Thank you.


Teresa Charities, Inc.

3601 SE 74th Ave Portland, OR 97206

Phone: 1 (877) 252-5136


PO Box 13237
Portland, OR 97213-0237

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