PHUKET: The organizers of a convoy filled with relief supplies sent to stricken areas of Phang Nga on January 7 say they have “barely scratched the surface” and are planning to send another convoy on Friday.
The team, which sent of four six-wheeled trucks, two four-wheeled trucks and about six pickup trucks and cars full of supplies in the first convoy, appealed for donors to buy items in bulk in order to make loading the trucks more efficient and to ensure goods are not damaged during the journey.
Those who wish to donate cash toward the purchase of bulk goods may do so. A record will be kept of all donations.
Items required for Friday’s convoy include the following:
– Rice, 5kg bags;
– Tinned fish (sardines, mackerel, tuna) – bulk boxes;
– Gas stoves (with gas bottles);
– Sets of cooking pots and pans;
– Sets of plastic or metal bowls, plates, spoons and forks;
– Baby milk powder – bulk boxes;
– Brushes for cleaning baby bottles;
– Shampoo – bulk boxes;
– Toothbrushes – bulk boxes/packets;
– Toothpaste – bulk boxes;
– Washing-up liquid in bottles – bulk boxes;
– Washing detergent for clothes – bulk boxes;
– Scouring pads – bulk boxes;
– Cooking sauces (fish, soy, Maggi, etc) – bulk boxes;
– Cooking oil – bulk boxes.
Anyone wishing to contribute to the convoy’s load should take items to the collection point at 18/177 Moo 5, Wichit Songkram Rd, Tambon Wichit, Muang, Phuket.
To get there, take the road towards Kathu from the Darasamut Intersection (Central Festival) and take the first left after the Makro store. The collection point is on the ground floor of the large red-roofed building on the left.
The collection point will be open from 10 am until 6 pm, until Thursday evening.
Volunteers are also needed, preferably with pickup trucks, to help with buying goods and bringing them to the collection point.
For further information call Sam Sethi at Tel: 01-8929208; David Rich at Tel: 06-6894437; Rani Rich at Tel: 09-9083084 or Michael Hosking at Tel: 09-8663799.
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