Princess Pa Foundation sends relief bags to northern flood victims

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Royal Thai Navy personnel and volunteers packed 70 bags of emergency rations that will be distributed by the Royal Princess Pa Foundation for monks and flood victims in Thailand’s north.

The bags were packed at a hangar at U-Tapao Pattaya International Airport Aug. 30 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.

Sailors at the Air and Coastal Defense Command load up supplies to take to flood victims in the north. Sailors at the Air and Coastal Defense Command load up supplies to take to flood victims in the north.

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 through October, the princess didn’t want to wait until she returned to Thailand to prepare the relief supplies, Somthawin said.