Banglamung officials handed out 500 free coats to underprivileged children in Huay Yai.
Mabfakthong School Principal Sihanat Duangtatip welcomed District Chief Naris Niramaiwong and his wife, Banglamung Red Cross Chairwoman Supinya Niramaiwong, Dec. 20 where they gave out warm jackets to poor and needy students.
The pair then moved to Pinjaemvichasorn and Huay Khainoaw schools where more coats, blankets and school supplies were given out.
Naris noted that Thailand had been hit by a relative cold snap, with temperatures that, while not considered cold in most the world, are not what Thais are accustomed to.
The local Red Cross office purchased more than 1,000 jackets and blankets to donate to those in need.