U.S. marines join thousands of Thais packing flood relief bags


CHON BURI, 24 October 2011  – U.S. marines join hands with thousands of Thai volunteers to pack flood relief bags to help Thai flood victims.

Mrs Somthavil Yungyoo, an assistant secretary of Princess Bajrakitiyabha, revealed that today a troop of more than one hundred U.S. marines from the USS Mustin of the United States Navy generally based on territorial waters in Yokosuka, Japan has officially embarked at Laem Chabang Port, Si Racha district, Chon Buri province.

Upon the arrival, the U.S. marines joined Thai volunteers at U-Tapao International Airport, which has been allowed by the Thai Royal Navy to be used as a place for packing flood relief bags and donation goods provided by the Friends in Need (of “Pa”) Volunteers Foundation. The goods will be immediately sent to assist the flood victims in Bangkok and Pathum Thani. On this occasion, the U.S. marines also admired Thai people for loving and caring shown towards each another, especially during the hard time when everyone is volunteering to give assistance. Moreover, they were glad for coming to help pack relief goods for Thai flood-hit people today.