Pattaya students donate 1,200 uniforms to Issan flood victims

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School children around Pattaya literally gave the shirts off their backs to help fellow students in flood-ravaged areas of Issan.

Nittaya Patimasongkroh, chairwoman of the Y.W.C.A. Bangkok-Pattaya Center, and Maj. Arun Promphan of the Pattaya Tourist Police, presented 1,200 second-hand school uniforms to Mayor Itthiphol Kunplome Nov. 17.  Collected by the Tourist Police from 11 city schools, the uniforms were delivered this week by the Y.W.C.A. to hard-hit Nakhon Ratchasima, Chaiyaphum, and Loei.

The Y.W.C.A. Bangkok-Pattaya Center and Pattaya Tourist Police donate 1,200 second-hand school uniforms and other necessities to help flood victims in Issan. The Y.W.C.A. Bangkok-Pattaya Center and Pattaya Tourist Police donate 1,200 second-hand school uniforms and other necessities to help flood victims in Issan.

Nittaya said she and tourist police officials realized that heavy flooding that has killed more than 220 people in Thailand this year also has had a big impact on education. Homes and schools were flooded, damaging many students’ clothes. The Tourist Police contacted schools and was amazed at the response by sympathetic students who, within just a few days, have donated 1,200 uniforms.

In addition to the clothes, the Y.W.C.A. and Tourist Police gave flooding victims foodstuffs and other supplies.