Monday, October 24, 2011

Support for Host Families

Dear friends and family:

As many of you know when we stepped off the plane in January, we soon departed to live with generous host families during our 10 week training (PST) in Ayutthaya.

In the past few weeks, our host families and their neighbors have been devastated by the recent flooding in the region. Offering our physical presence during the disaster recovery will only hamper the efforts and should be left to the agencies trained for such emergencies, but as volunteers here it would be remiss if we didn't do anything....

This is where you come in. The volunteers of Group 123 have set up a website to accept donations that will directly help our host families.

100% of donations, excluding transactional fees, will go directly to the families in need living in Ayutthaya, Thailand. Proceeds will be used for food, water, boats, clothes, medical supplies and other resources.

Please click on the link below and help us in whatever way you can. No donation is too small (or too large). ;-)

Thank you in advance for your support.

Peace Corps Thailand Group 123

Sisunee and her grandson, my host family, in their outdoor dining room, now under water.

Where I hung my laundry, now under water.

The front of their house, across the street from the canal, which was at least 10 feet below street level when I lived there. The whole street is under water and all residents had to evacuate.

Disclaimer: This website is not endorsed by, and does not reflect any official position held by the Peace Corps.
Devastating Floods in Ayutthaya, Thailand

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