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Blanket them With Love -Flood&Cold Relief Thailand

by Foundation for Life
Blanket them With Love -Flood&Cold Relief Thailand
Blanket them With Love -Flood&Cold Relief Thailand
Blanket them With Love -Flood&Cold Relief Thailand
Blanket them With Love -Flood&Cold Relief Thailand
Blanket them With Love -Flood&Cold Relief Thailand
Blanket them With Love -Flood&Cold Relief Thailand
Blanket them With Love -Flood&Cold Relief Thailand
Blanket them With Love -Flood&Cold Relief Thailand
Blanket them With Love -Flood&Cold Relief Thailand
Blanket them With Love -Flood&Cold Relief Thailand
Blanket them With Love -Flood&Cold Relief Thailand
Blanket them With Love -Flood&Cold Relief Thailand
Blanket them With Love -Flood&Cold Relief Thailand
Blanket them With Love -Flood&Cold Relief Thailand
Blanket them With Love -Flood&Cold Relief Thailand
Blanket them With Love -Flood&Cold Relief Thailand
Blanket them With Love -Flood&Cold Relief Thailand
Blanket them With Love -Flood&Cold Relief Thailand
Blanket them With Love -Flood&Cold Relief Thailand
Blanket them With Love -Flood&Cold Relief Thailand
Some of donated items
Some of donated items

Follow Up on Tropical Storm Report

Following the news of the storm that was written in the previous report on the GlobalGiving site, staffs and volunteers went into full gear to source for help and think of ways to extend help to the victims of the the Tropucal Storm that hit the Southern shores of Thailand.

Within a few short weeks, volunteers and donors started to pour in to aid in the fund-raising. As the Foundation has a rather wide grassroot base, many were just ordinary folks who did not earn much, but they willing gave as they could, to aid in collecting monies or sponsoring  items and giving second-hand, yet useable items that would bless the victims and children, giving them assurance that someone out there cares and is concerned for them. 

It was heart-warming to see.

When enough items were given  / collected, the Foundation then painstakingly sorted, packed and boxed them, ready to send to the  receipeints in Choosin, Nakhon Si Thammarad.

The Foundation thanks all donors who responded so quickly in aid of those who had needs, forgoing your  personal comforts, to care for the less fortunate. 

if there is anyway that we can improve our services , we would be most grateful for any feedback and comments.

Best regards for coming Easter season.

 

Vena (Project leader)

more of donated items
more of donated items
Packed and ready to be transported to the South
Packed and ready to be transported to the South
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Damaged and Scattered Roof Tilings
Damaged and Scattered Roof Tilings

URGENT: Tropical Storm Lashes Southern Thailand(5 Jan2019)

Dear Partners:

Nothing like a Video speaks louder than a thousand words... so kindly take a look at the following news update by Telegraph, UK and the CNN:

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/01/04/tropical-storm-pabuk-stranded-tourists-thailand-brace-50-mph/

https://edition.cnn.com/videos/weather/2019/01/04/tropical-storm-pabuk-thailand-vpx.cnn

As the ferocious Pabuk storm rampages across Nakhon Si Thammarad and the neighbouring provinces, a little school called Chusilp (pronounced Choosin), was also affected in its path, causing much damage, with broken roofings, fallen walls, flooded classrooms... and the worst is not over yet, as it also stands in the path of flash floods, as continuous downpour are expected over next few days.

Our Foundation for Life is in the midst of collecting donated items for their aftermath, clean-up and rehabilitation, both for the families of the affected STUDENTS and for the school itself, as it a non-governmental school that helps to integrate Autistic children in their Educational system (with hardly any fundings).

At th same time, 2 fishing villages named Pak Phanang and Laem Talumphuk have been badly affected as they are by the sea, with significant damage done, for which our Foundation is also reaching out to

We are appealing to you our as our partners to consider giving generously as you have always done, so that the less priviledged may be able to pick up the shreds left behind by Storm Pabuk, to live a life of normalcy.

Most gratedful to all our donors for your help and listening ears.

May 2019 be a New Beginning of Goodwill and Blessings for you and your Families!

Best regards

Vena

Heavy Downpour with Poor Visibility
Heavy Downpour with Poor Visibility
Uprooted Trees Damaging Nearby Walls
Uprooted Trees Damaging Nearby Walls
Damaged Roofing
Damaged Roofing
Flooded School Grounds and Office
Flooded School Grounds and Office
Flooded School Grounds
Flooded School Grounds
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Sally brings knitted beanies back to Thailand
Sally brings knitted beanies back to Thailand

Hearts Will Be Warm, as Weather Gets Cold

This time of the year will see a general drop in the temperature, generally throughout the whole kingdom of Thailand. The highlands especially in the north will see the greatest drop in temperature, as the cold wave get distributed down from countries north of Thailand, like China.

When this happens, the sudden change in weather cause many, namely the elderly and the very young, to be worst affected. Many suffer from lung infections and if they are not properly treated or due to malnutrition, may in fact die from these consequences of the cold weather.

The Foundation is ever grateful for the volunteers from Singapore, who have been faithfully knitting beanies (wollen headgear) for the needy that we serve. They have bought yarn from Thailand, sent to Singapore to knit and later sent back here for those who are affected by the cold weather.

A volunteer from Singapore, Christie (not her real name), shared this,"When i started to knit, it was difficult at first. However, I learnt precious lessons from it. I learnt patience, and to pray for the person who will receive the cap that I am knitting. When I knit wrongly, I can still undo it and correct that wrong... much like in real Life, where though I may have made many mistakes, I can still start anew and relearn."

Sally, who coordinates this project adds, "Knitting these beanies also help creativity and one's tenacity, when we have a goal to achieve, that is to complete the task, knowing that someone will surely benefit from our hardwork." 

Indeed, many hearts will be warm, even though the weather will get colder, because many hands have worked hard to ensure that this Christmas is aflamed with love.

The Foundation thanks all who have given so generously to lighten the loads of the needy.

May we wish you a very Merry and Blessed Christmas!

Knitted with Love for the needy
Knitted with Love for the needy
Donated beanies all packed and ready to go
Donated beanies all packed and ready to go
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Sally , a knitter and organiser
Sally , a knitter and organiser

Seson after Season, Year after Year

There is a group of volunteers that Sally has managed to muster around her, who made much effort to source for yarn, go buy them, or encourage people to donate them,   and then organise a series of knitting sessions so that by year-end, there will be a a few hundred of freshly knitted beanies, ready to be shipped out to areas where the wintry weather affects those who live, where the only heating available is to sit around an open fire.

Sally has been doing this since 2014, when a call to knit for the needy was made at an International meeting in Perth. Every year, Sally , a busy mother of six, working full time , volunteers at various organisations and sits in many committees, commits herself to this project once again, despite her very busy schedule.

Without fail she will be off to an early start, sometime around now, working on her usual routine... and blessing many lives in the past years.

It is because of volunteers like her, and many other unsung heros and heroines, that enable our Foundation for Life to continue providing for the needy especially duing rainy and cold seasons, who labour tirelessly and give sacrificially  for the sake of the less privileged.

Our Foundation would like to take this opportunity to thank all you donors for giving like you do, Season after Season, Year after Year!

 Feeling grateful and thankful.

Sourcing for Yarn to use for volunteer knitters
Sourcing for Yarn to use for volunteer knitters
Yarn packed to be sent
Yarn packed to be sent
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Donation of yarn
Donation of yarn

Better Prepared Than Sorry

The principles that the Foundation for Life works on, is to be as ready as possible for any challenges that we may be faced. It may be that when we are overcome with heavy workload, the speed to which we respond to emergencies be slowed down, but if we have prepared for it, at least we are partly, if not totally ready for them.

Thus, although the rainy season nor the cold weather has yet to arrive, the Foundation for Life, has already been sounding out to volunteers and donors, for the need of materials, winter beanies or donations that will enable us to be prepared when disasters strike.

In the same tone, we would appeal to you our donors to assist us in our preparations, as we go about collecting yarns, beanies or monetory donations that will help us be prepared when the dire needs arise, in the event of an emergency. We will only be able to help victims, ONLY with your help.

We are happy to report that a few philanthropists have already responded, as can be seen in the yarns that were given and some beanies collect.

Whenever we see happy and warmed faces of our reciepients, especially needy children, we are filled with satisfaction, knowing that we have helped protect these little ones from illnesses relating to cold weather.

At the same time, we have had the opportunity to thank Madam A (who requested not to be named) when our staff visited her at her home. She had been a faithful knitter of our beanies, till she fell too ill to do so.... we are indeed so grateful and appreciative of her and all donors who in one way or another, extended a helping hand.

We look forward to your kind and generous response, as we move forward in preparation, because it is always Better to be Prepared then Sorry that we were negligient.

Our Foundation sincerely thanks ALL for your generosity and availability, and your partnership all these years.

Any feedback or comment to enable us to be more effective in our outreach is welcomed.

Best regards

More yarn
More yarn
Remembering happy faces of reciepients
Remembering happy faces of reciepients
Our faithful volunteer knitter
Our faithful volunteer knitter
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Foundation for Life

Location: Bangkok, Thailand - Thailand
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Project Leader:
Vena Lung
Volunteer to the Foundation for Life
Bangkok, Thailand
$35,075 raised of $40,000 goal
 
710 donations
$4,925 to go
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