Nongprue raises million baht for ousted AIDS hospice

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Nongprue Sub-district helped raise more than 1 million baht for the Glory Hut Foundation to collect enough cash to allow the embattled AIDS shelter to move from a Pattaya neighborhood that voted to evict the patients Aug. 10.

Mayor Mai Chaiyanit and wife Jamnien, the president of the Banglamung District Women’s Development Group, joined civic workers on the NBT television program “Jai Fah”, or “Generosity to Support Nongprue to help HIV Patients” Aug. 10.

People from Nongprue Sub-district and members of the Lions Club of Pattaya raised 1 million baht to help relocate the Glory Hut Foundation after the Lang Nern Community around Soi Chaiyapornvitee 29 voted to force the Glory Hut Foundation to move out of the neighborhood, citing all manner of reasons, ranging from fear of children catching AIDS to sewage problems to claims of ghosts.People from Nongprue Sub-district and members of the Lions Club of Pattaya raised 1 million baht to help relocate the Glory Hut Foundation after the Lang Nern Community around Soi Chaiyapornvitee 29 voted to force the Glory Hut Foundation to move out of the neighborhood, citing all manner of reasons, ranging from fear of children catching AIDS to sewage problems to claims of ghosts.

Mai explained that in June 2014, the Lang Nern Community around Soi Chaiyapornvitee 29 voted to force the Glory Hut Foundation to move out of 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 the exact location was kept secret due to fear of opposition from the community near the new site.

It’s estimated a total of 5 million baht is needed to help set up shop at the new site, including 360,000 baht to purchase the needed two rai of land.

The program raised more than 1 million baht, including a 400,000 baht donation from the Lions Club of Pattaya.

The sub-district plans to hold a public hearing to inform residents near the new site to seek their approval. If given, Nongprue will start construction of the new center.

Participating in the TV fundraiser was the abbot of Phrabart Namphu Temple and the Lions Club of Pattaya via SMS at 1900-222-000. Donations can also be made to Siam Commercial Bank account 579-277930-5.

Donations also are being accepted through Kung Thai Bank account 983-614-7292j. Or people can donate in person at the Social Welfare Division in Nongprue at 038-933-119.

The million baht raised will be used to construct a new building for Glory Hut. Fundraising will continue for a year to collect the remainder of the budget.