Chonburi Red Cross collecting donations for Songkran giveaways

Friday, 04 April 2014 From Issue Vol. XXII No. 14 By  CPRD

The Chonburi Red Cross again opened the doors of its Matcha Charity Shop, which is collecting donations of cash and merchandise to hand out to the poor during Songkran.

Chonburi Gov. Khomsan Ekachai officiated at the March 12 opening at the Chalerm Prakiat Pavilion as local residents and businesses lined up to donate goods to the charity shop.

Red Cross Chairwoman Busarawadee Ekachai said during the province’s nine-day Songkran celebration, the Matcha shop will give out a motorbike, refrigerators, televisions, washing machines, fans, irons, other appliances and smaller handouts.Red Cross Chairwoman Busarawadee Ekachai said during the province’s nine-day Songkran celebration, the Matcha shop will give out a motorbike, refrigerators, televisions, washing machines, fans, irons, other appliances and smaller handouts.

Red Cross Chairwoman Busarawadee Ekachai said during the province’s nine-day Songkran celebration, the Matcha shop will give out a motorbike, refrigerators, televisions, washing machines, fans, irons and other appliances. Smaller handouts include rice, oil, sugar and instant noodles.

Cash collected will be used for blood drives, health promotion, disaster relief, bicycles for the poor, and scholarships.

Khomsan said the Matcha shop is both a way to aid the needy in Chonburi and raise vital funds for the Red Cross and its mission.

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