Diana Group donates to S.O.S. Rice Project for Father Ray Foundation

Friday, 13 January 2012 From Issue Vol. XX No. 2 By  Vittaya Yoondorn

The Diana Group donated 15 sacks of rice to the Father Ray Foundation as part of the S.O.S. Rice Project.

Hotel group Managing Director Sopin Thappajug presented the donation to Father Ray Vice President Rev. Michael Picharn Jaiseri at the Diana Garden Resort Jan. 5.

Hotel group Managing Director Sopin Thappajug (center), along with hotel staff and guests, presents 15 sacks of rice to Rev. Michael Picharn Jaiseri (center, left) as part of the S.O.S. Rice Project. Hotel group Managing Director Sopin Thappajug (center), along with hotel staff and guests, presents 15 sacks of rice to Rev. Michael Picharn Jaiseri (center, left) as part of the S.O.S. Rice Project.

Belgian businessman Didier Frere first organized the SOS Rice program in 1986. That first year, the campaign raised 30,000 baht, which was presented to Father Ray at the Pattaya Orphanage. The program has continued each year since, with the help of local businesses.

The project is now headed by Surat “Mike” Mekavarakul.

Rev. Michael said the project has benefitted the many children under the foundation’s care and said it has been successful thanks to the contributions of foreign residents of Pattaya. Those wishing to donate can contact 038-716-628.

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