Chonburi, Pattaya offers more aid for disabled flood victims

Friday, 17 August 2012 From Issue Vol. XX No. 33 By  Manoon Makpol

Disabled Pattaya-area residents affected by flooding over the past year received more financial aid from Chonburi and Pattaya officials.

Deputy Mayor Wattana Chantanawaranon presided over the Aug. 7 event with Chonburi Provincial Administrative Organization, Pattaya City Council and executives from Redemptorist schools for the disabled and blind.

Deputy Mayor Wattana Chantanawaranon presents financial aid to Pattaya-area residents affected by flooding over the past year. Deputy Mayor Wattana Chantanawaranon presents financial aid to Pattaya-area residents affected by flooding over the past year.

Chantanawaranon donated 18 wheelchairs to the Pattaya Redemptorist Center and 2,000 baht each to 340 households affected by flooding. He also handed out scholarships to students with good grades in Pattaya public schools.

The Social Development and Human Stability Ministry’s Chonburi office previously offered disabled residents affected by flooding financial aid, free hospital services, equipment and interest-free loans.

The event was festive, with students and disabled persons participating in Thai classical dances, singing Thai and foreign songs and playing Thai instruments. They also enjoyed free food.

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