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Phuket Red Cross hands out ‘survival bags’ to COVID-crisis afflicted residents

Phuket Red Cross hands out ‘survival bags’ to COVID-crisis afflicted residents

PHUKET: The Phuket chapter of the Red Cross Society yesterday donated more than 800 bags of essential supplies, which they called “survival bags”, to representatives of local administrators across the island so they could be distributed to people suffering amid the ongoing economic crisis.

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By The Phuket News

Tuesday 8 December 2020, 05:22PM


Wandee Woonciew, who as the wife of Phuket Governor Narong Woonciew serves as President of the Phuket chapter of the Thai Red Cross Society, presided over the handover yesterday (Dec 7), held at Baan Sapam School in Rassada.

Present at the ceremony to receive the “survival bags” were community leaders, village leaders, and officials from local municipalities and tambon administration organisations (OrBorTor).

Mrs Wandee explained that the Phuket Red Cross realised how people were suffering from the economic crisis, as some people have become unemployed and lacked any form of income. 

“In total, we will give 2,123 survival bags to people in the three districts on the island. The bags contain instant noodles, rice, canned foods, bottled water and other items essential for living,” Mrs Wandee said. 

“Today, 808 bags were given to community leaders from every tambon [subdistrict] who will later distribute them to people in their areas,” Mrs Wandee said.

“We will later give survival bags to people in Kathu and Thalang, respectively,” Mrs Wandee added.

“People said they were happy to receive help from officials,” Mrs Wandee noted.

“Additionally, they are willing to cooperate with officials to help protect against a second wave of [COVID-19] infections,” she added.

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