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Phuket Rotary continues fire relief efforts



PHUKET: The Rotary Club of Patong Beach is continuing its drive to provide relief to about 120 people who lost their homes in the Patong fire last week.

“The club has approved a 50,000-baht emergency fund and collected 6,300 baht from our own membership to help the people who lost their homes,” said Stan Bailey.

“This money is being used to buy mosquito netting and 70 waterproof mattresses that have been given to these people along with donated clothes.”

About 40 families, some of them Burmese, were affected by the blaze, he said.

Patong Rotary Club Treasurer Woody Leonhard today told the Gazette, “We’re planning a follow-up trip, probably tomorrow or Thursday, to take all of the items that were donated after the first round. We need to schedule things to have both Thai and Burmese translators.

“The people are gradually getting on with their lives, as you might imagine. Help from the city came at just the right time, and the donations from the Gazette‘s publicity brought in clothing, food, toys and kitchen equipment – all things that were, and are, sorely needed.

Mr Bailey explained, “The RCoPB website has been updated with a donation link and description of the current situation.

“If anyone else would like to help, we’ve designated a Rotary Charity account for relief donations: Bangkok Bank account 563-0-64310-3,” he added

The account is:

Account Name: Rotary Club of Patong Beach / Charity

Account Number: 563-0-64310-3

Bank: Bangkok Bank Plc., Co., Ltd.

Branch: Patong Branch

Address: 147 Rat-U-Thit 200 Pee Road, Patong Beach, Amphur Kathu, Phuket 83150, Thailand



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