Thank you for your support of our recent â€śKeep Smiling Thailandâ€ť campaign! On January 31st, with your generosity, we presented a check for 24,300 USD to Dr. Sumet Tantivejkul, Secretary General of Chaipattana Foundation in Thailand. The funds came from our online sales during the campaign to help provide aid to the victims of the recent flooding in Bangkok. Michelle Yeoh, actress in the upcoming film "The Lady," and Luc Besson, French film director and producer, attended the presentation to lend their support to the Foundation and their work, providing those affected by the flooding with food, shelter, medical care and other urgently needed resources. Thank you for helping us to raise these greatly needed funds.
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With every purchase made from johnhardy.com between November 21st and December 4th, 20% of the sales will be donated to the Chaipattana Foundation Aid and Restoration Centers for Flood Victims, which provides those affected by the flooding with food, shelter, medical care and other urgently needed resources. At this time of Thanksgiving, we implore you to give to the people of Thailand who are in desperate need of your generosity.
The Chaipattana Foundation Aid and Restoration Centers for Flood Victims is a part of the larger Chaipattana Foundation, begun by His Majesty Bhumibol Adulyadej, king of Thailand in 1988. The foundation has established more than 200 development projects that provide aid to the Thai people such as education, agriculture and environmental conservation. Since the flooding began in July, the foundation has been carrying out relief operations in affected areas including setting up and managing shelters, providing hot meals and medical services, distributing survival kits, organizing transportation and gathering material donations.
Thailand is suffering the worst flooding it has seen in nearly 50 years. More than 2 million people have been affected, with an estimated 110,000 people displaced and many lives lost. Daily, the victims battle rising waters, homelessness and diseases. With the cost of damages already exceeding 5.1 million USD, Thailand will be suffering the effects of the floods for years to come.