Volunteering for the Floods in Bangkok

October 14, 2011

Currently Thailand is experiencing some of the worst flooding in decades. More than 280 people have already died, and many more lost their homes and posessions. About 3.4 million acres of farming areas have been affected, around 50,000 acres of fish ponds, factories have been shut down, hundreds of thousands of workers are without a job now, train tracks have been destroyed and highways have become impassable.

busy volunteers in Bangkok packing flood relief items to be shipped to heavily affected areas

There are many people who now rely on flood relief for meals and shelter.

If you want to lend a helping hand, there are several opportunities in Bangkok. The main place is the government flood relief action center at Don Mueang airport (this is the old airport of Bangkok, not the new one!). Once you are there, head to the domestic terminal.

Another place is the Thai red cross in Bangkok, located nearly the MRT station Sam Yan next to Chulalongkorn University.

Maybe we’ll meet you there, we’ve been busy helping too 🙂

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