By Thailand Relief Team (Originally in Thai)
Heavy rainfall that started at the end of August 2014 caused widespread flooding in at least 17 provinces in Thailand with six lives lost. By September 1, though water had receded in many areas, the situation in parts of Chiang Rai, Chiang Mai and Phichit remained severe.
After receiving Master’s loving instruction to help the affected people and a THB 237,454 (US$7,420) fund, our Association members in Thailand contributed THB 8,570 (US$268) and a relief team from Chiang Mai Center immediately set out to look for the most vulnerable people. Accompanied by the local officials, our team was able to locate five households in need in Ban Mai Suksan, Tat Kwan Sub-District, Phaya Mengrai District, Chiang Rai Province on September 19. Two homes had been completely destroyed and were unlivable. Three others had been damaged, two severely enough that the families either had to relocate or use a kitchen and bathroom in a neighbor’s house.
Upon receiving the much-needed funds for building or repairing their houses, the families expressed gratitude to Master for the unexpected gifts. The relief team members were also very grateful for Master’s guidance.
Expenditures by Supreme Master Ching Hai and Her International Association
for Flood Relief Work in Chiang Rai, Thailand
|Cash contribution to five households for building or repairing houses||243,000||A|
|Snacks for children||1,724|
|Gas for transportation||1,300|
|Total|| THB 246,024