The donations continue to roll in for an embattled Pattaya AIDS hospice, with charity organizations and individuals putting up cash to fund its relocation.
The Red Cross of Banglamung, and the YWCA Bangkok-Pattaya Center with Tara Sauna added 234,000 baht for the Glory Hut Foundation, the Lang Nern Community charity being evicted by neighbors afraid of everything from HIV infections to ghosts.
Usa Kanjawattana, president of the district Red Cross chapter, presented 214,000 baht to Nongprue Mayor Mai Chaiyanit and Jamnien Chaiyanit, president of the Nongprue Woman’s Development Group Sept. 1.
The Banglamung Red Cross collected money from friends and supporters, which eventually added up to 214,000 baht, which they donated to Nongprue Mayor Mai Chaiyanit to use for the Glory Hut Foundation.
YWCA Chairwoman Praichit Jetapai presented a 20,000 baht donation to Nongprue Deputy Mayor Eneak Pattana-ngam Aug. 28. Half the money came from the YWCA itself and the other 10,000 baht from the Tara Sauna.
Nongprue Sub-district launched its “Generosity for AIDS Patients” drive Aug. 24 in response to a June 2014 vote by the Soi Chaiyapornvitee 29 neighborhood to force Glory Hut to leave the neighborhood, citing all manner of reasons, ranging from fear of children catching AIDS to sewage problems to claims of ghosts.
The sub-district suggested the hospice move to the Tungkomtan-Man area of Moo 7 village but up to 5 million baht will be needed to acquire land, construct facilities and relocate operations.
Since the kickoff of fundraising with an Aug. 10 telethon, Nongprue has raised more than 1.7 million baht.
Donations are being accepted through Krungthai Bank, account number 983-614-7292. Or donations can be made in person at the Nongprue Division of Social Welfare at 038-933-119.