Navy helps pack more flood supplies for royal aid group

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Royal Thai Navy personnel and volunteers packed hundreds of bags of emergency rations that will be distributed by the Royal Princess Pa Foundation for flood victims in the northeast and south.

The bags were packed at a hangar at U-Tapao Pattaya International Airport Nov. 10 by a delegation led by Princess Pa Foundation President Somthawin Yangyoo. She said HRH Princess Soamsawalee, who created the foundation after major floods in 1995, had asked the Royal Navy to continue its recent work to aid flooding victims.

Volunteers help pack bags of relief supplies to send to flood stricken areas throughout Thailand. Volunteers help pack bags of relief supplies to send to flood stricken areas throughout Thailand.

Navy personnel from the Air and Coastal Defense Command training center, Sattahip-area officers and volunteers from the Thai Red Cross and Army Wives Association helped packed the supply bags.

The Princess Pa Foundation was begun to help close the gap between victims’ needs and support from existing charity organizations. With heavy rain and flash flooding expected in Thailand north throughout last month, the princess didn’t want to wait until she returned to Thailand to prepare the relief supplies, Somthawin said.