Help for our flooded friends in Thailand

Oct 17, 2011

Flood waters are now covering two thirds of Thailand. Although seasonal, this year’s floods are the worst in more than 50 years, claiming 280 lives so far. The Prime Minister said that many provinces may be submerged for the next two months.

The brunt of the impact seems to be in Ayutthaya, just north of Bangkok. The high risk period for Bangkok, home of Amway Thailand headquarters, will be over the next week.

According to news reports, many residents are stocking up on essentials and clearing supermarket shelves. However, the government is not declaring a state of emergency yet and major arteries in Bangkok are still open.

Amway Thailand Country Manager Kittawat Ritteerawee reports that most Amway shops are located on high ground and will open back up in a few days, except for the shop in Ayuthatya where the flooding is the worst.

Last week, the Amway Thailand team went to Ayuthaya and donated 1,000 bags of Amway rice to the mayor. They also plan to donate 1 million baht and help to raise funds for additional support.

Our thoughts and best wishes are with our friends as we wait for the land to dry once again.

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