Support flood victims in Thailand

 
$118,359
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Oct 21, 2011

Responding to Thailand's devastating floods

As the devastating effects of recent flooding in Thailand settle in we have been working closely with our local partners on the ground to implement a plan for responding and helping those most affected.

Immediate needs so far involve supplying relief packages to evacuees of the floods being housed in temporary shelters on university campuses in Pathumthani, central Thailand.

The relief packages will cost approximately B1550/$50 each, including transportation to the shelter. Different packages will be available for men, women, children and babies which will contain basic essential items (underwear, blanket, food items, toiletries, sanitary products – children’s will also have crayons & a colouring book or a game)

Flood waters continue to rise, with another surge expected in the coming weeks. Even those not directly affected by the flooding have been stockpiling goods, fearing the floods may cut off their supply chain.

These packages will ensure that urgently needed supplies reach some of the people who have lost everything. Once floods do subside we will work with our partners to focus on some of the longer-term needs such as clean up operations and rebuilding.

Aug 24, 2011

Donations help a local business and family

Mattresses being delivered
Mattresses being delivered

Donations to this project helped us to provide mattresses to a local family and business severely affected by the recent floods in Krabi. The family’s business is to take tourists out on motor -cross trips in the nearby jungle.  The floods devastated both their home and their business with flood water reaching as high as approximately six feet.  All their motorbikes were destroyed and any equipment needed to work on and fix the bikes.  Their home was flooded as well destroying many of their belongings.

The six mattresses provided a comfortable place for the recipients and their extended family (whom also share the same housing area) on which to sleep.  One of our staff members, whom became good friends with the family, told us how happy and grateful the family was for this generous donation. 

The GVI team
The GVI team
Jun 7, 2011

Helping in the community

Helping in the community
Helping in the community

Thanks to support for this campaign GVI staff and volunteers recently visited the communities affected by the flooding to offer hands on support and to put some of the funds to use.

Due to mud slides, the river running through the community had become very shallow and wide, continually eroding banks which provided necessary access to and from the village. The GVI team helped community members to fill sand bags and build a bank helping to make the river more stable. Despite the still visible signs of devastation the atmosphere was one of laughter and community. Children played in the river whilst teenagers and elderly helped to get the job done.

Displaced community members have been residing in a temporary village and it was here in the community centre that we decided funds raised through the GVI Charitable Trust could have best affect.

Emma Reinhalter, GVI Thailand staff member explains: ‘We climbed a dusty dirt track and there appeared the new aluminum houses on stilts, erected by the army. 35 families had been re-housed in these temporary homes until they could rebuild their own places again. With money raised the villagers had bought doors and windows to go in the newly built community centre where meetings were held and classes given. GVI also provided whiteboards and stationery supplies.’

Thank you so much to everyone who has supported this campaign, helping the community to get back on their feet.

Children in the community
Children in the community
Community centre
Community centre

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Ross Deans

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