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.
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