As we all know,the devastating COVID-19 outbreak has brought Thailand and the world to its knees.
So, the Pattaya Union of Motorcycle Clubs (UPMC)are continuing to do the right thing by keeping their shoulders to the wheel. Their good work is helping to ease the pain and suffering of the throngs of needy people that show up for their weekly charity food distribution at the Chaiyapruek Indoor Stadium.
On Thursday,June 4th, the UPMC held their fourth food distribution. Once again Ghost Writer in the Skyarrived with over 60 cases of iced down bottles of drinking water, which was greatly appreciated by the masses of people huddled under the shade afforded by the stadium venue.
At precisely 16:00 hours, the announcement was made for all those people that were holding their ‘coupons’ to line up and the handouts began, and once again it seemed evident that there were a lot more people than available food. Those without the coupons were left sitting and watching the others retrieve their bags of rice, praying that there would be enough left for them.
Yet again, a Good Samaritan appeared out of the blue, this time it was the good folks from Global Insurance Company who showed up with 900 eggs, while a group that wishes to remain anonymous, using money that was raised in Germany, showed up with another truck loaded with at least a hundred 5 kg bags of sweet Thai Jasmine rice.
It still appeared that some may go home empty-handed, as there still seemed to be not enough packages for everyone.
But, you know the UPMC, they never say never, and out of nowhere appeared even more bags of rice, cooking oil, and tins of sardines.
The recipient of the final bag of food was a young girl of about 7 years old, and she was also awarded with her own brand new bicycle!
The UPMC has scheduled their next giveaway in two weeks’ time, on Thursday June 18th, when they plan on doing their fifth food distribution as well as holding an auction of new and used motorcycle parts, new motorcycle helmets, saddle bags, and shirts kindly donated by various clubs in the area, and from other motorcycle clubs from around the world.
So come out, meet some old friends, make some new ones, check out the auction items, and please donate if you are able.This shut-down of our city affects us all,young and old, big and small.
Help us to be able to keep making a difference.
To date over 10,000 kg of rice has been lovingly given to those in need, as well as untold numbers of cases of Mama Noodles, fish sauce, cooking oil, and thousands of eggs, amongst other staples.
If you want to help, just show up at the Chaiyapruek Indoor Stadium before 4 o’clock on Thursday, June 18th, and remember that your contributions are saving lives!
All donations are greatly appreciated and accepted by sending anything you can spare to:
Account Number: 981 – 0 – 10482 – 9
Account Name: Samran Mathis
|The Pattaya Union of Motorcycle Clubs, or UPMC, was formed in November 2018 and since then they have been holding monthly meetings regarding various club issues, upcoming Motorcycle Club sponsored events, and general business discussions.|
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