Donation center to help flood victims

PHUKET TOWN: The Phuket Provincial Government opened a temporary donation center yesterday to help people hit by recent floods in the north and northeast. The center has been set up in the Phuket Provincial Welfare Office at the Provincial Hall, Narison Rd, and is accepting donations of money, consumer goods and food. “We have received a lot of help from both local government authorities and the private sector. The flooding is very severe and has affected a large number of people up north,” said Governor Charnchai Soontharamut. As of yesterday, the center had received 234,500 baht from the Phuket Tourist Association (PTA), Thammasat Phuket Alumni Association, and representatives from shrines and other local organizations. The Kusonlatham Foundation has donated fifty bags of rice. On September 19, all donations will be sent to the Ministry of Interior, where they will later be distributed to provinces in the two regions. The center will be open until September 18, but anyone wishing to make donations after it closes may contact the Welfare Office. For more information, call the Phuket Provincial Welfare Office on 212726 or the Phuket Provincial Public Relations Office on 216118.

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