The Foundation would like to take this opportunity to wish all supporters and donors a very Happy New Year and may you have a year of good health and prosperity, as you continue to make life meaningful for the less fortunate.
As a result of your generous donations, we have been able to directly help hundreds who have been affected by the great flood that occured in Thailand.
Because of your compassion, the despondents were given life-paks which included meals to stave their hunger, dried foodstuff for when no one could reach them and when there is no electricity to cook their food, portable and hygenic toilets to prevent the spread of diseases, medicines for fungal infections that are rampant when the body is in contact with water all the time, milk powder and pampers for the babies, and most important of all, clean drinking water, when even the public utilites were infiltrated with the flood waters that flowed through heavy industrial parks and sewerage.
When the Kasetsart University in Nakhon Prathom set up the Evacuation Centre (for people as well as animals) there, the Foundation donated shampoo to the centre, provided the children evacuees with activities, and our team of volunteers even bathed the distressed dogs of flood victims as well! In addition, blankets were donated in time for the cold weather in the evacuation centre. Volunteer also helped with physical therapy too!
At the same time, the disaster had also affected the rice fields in the North-east province of Saelaphum, and the Foundation was able to help with the rehabilitative efforts there.
Meanwhile, youth volunteers learnt how to make biodegradeable detergents, which were then given to the flood victims when they had to clean up the mess left by the flood.
Due to the floodwaters that had flowed from the north down to the lower central plains near Bangkok, it had left the distric of Chalongkrung like an island, surrounded by water, and the community there were unable to leave their homes because the water level was too high for cars or trucks to drive through. The Foundation responded by bringing life-paks to the children and their families, as soon as the flood receded, to help lighten the burden on the families, as they were mostly labourers receiving daily wages.
Post-flood Relief work also included giving out Christmas presents to help cheer badly affected flood victims who lived by the river banks in Ayutthaya, as well as gathering data from victim for researchers who were looking into the responses of the authorities, speed of news of the coming disaster and source of help.
At the same time post-flood rehabilitative sponsorships were given to 20 victims who were badly affected to help them get back to normalcy in life.
The Foundation again wishes to thank all who had a share in Making the World a Better Place through your Giving!
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