Securitas continues flood-relief mission with relief bags, water donations

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Securitas Security Services continued to bring relief to victims of Thailand’s devastating floods, donating another 300 bags of emergency supplies and drinking water to the Sawang Boriboon Thammasathan Foundation to distribute in Bangkok and Ayutthaya.

Securitas country manager Steve Graham presented 7,500 liters of water to Sawang Boriboon Vice President Sinchai Wattanasartsathorn Nov. 1. The donation was arranged after officials in Bangkruay, Nonthaburi complained about drinking water shortages there.

Securitas country manager, Steve Graham (2nd right) presents water and supplies to Sawang Boriboon Vice President Sinchai Wattanasartsathorn (2nd left). Securitas country manager, Steve Graham (2nd right) presents water and supplies to Sawang Boriboon Vice President Sinchai Wattanasartsathorn (2nd left).

The donation followed Securitas’ Oct. 31 presentation of 300 bags of relief supplies for the Sawang Boriboon rescue center at Pathum Thani’s Rong Klua Market, from where aid is also dispatched to Ayutthaya.

The bags were a follow up to Securitas October journey to Ayutthaya where 500 bags of goods were distributed in boats organized by the company.

Many of the supplies were collected by the Banglamung Boy Scouts whose president, Banjong Kanaratanakul, and the Singha Merchants Club’s eastern region filled a truck with rice, dried foods, ingredients, cooking equipment and drinking water.

While groups are continuing their effort to lessen the current crisis for victims, plans are being laid for recovery once the waters recede. In Bangkruay, for example, 90 percent of homes have been flooded, as well as temples and businesses.

Graham said a half-million baht has so far been set aside for recovery efforts and meetings with volunteer groups are being planned.