Thailand needs your help!
What is happening?
Since July 2011, many parts of Thailand have suffered from major flood. As the heavy rain continues, the flood keeps spreading, submerging households, farms and transportation routes.
This flood is by far the worst flood in the history of Thailand. More than 300 death has been reported, and a number of civilians are still missing. It is estimated that more than 10 million people will be affected by this flood.
How can you help?
Donate at TSMIT Booths
We will have donation booths from Monday, October 31, 2011 to Friday, November 4, 2011 at the following locations.
Donors who donate up to a particular amount will receive a souvenir as a gift of gratitude.
The donation will go toward the following non-profit organizations.
- The Thai Red Cross The Red Cross is a registered part of the international Red Cross and Res Crescent. It deals with immediate disaster relieves by handing out drinking water, canned food and medicines, deploying paramedic teams, and collecting blood reserves.
- Princess Pa Foundation Originated during the last major flood disaster in Thailand in 1995, the foundation offers immediate relieves by handing out drinking water, fresh food and life support kits. It also focuses on assisting the handicapped, the elderly, the sick and small children. The foundation will also helps with post-flood recovery in aspects such as sanitation and restoration of plants and public space.
- The Rajaprajanugroh Foundation The foundation helps with immediate disaster relief by handing out survival packages. It also aims to help students whose family is severely affected by the flood by awarding scholarships. The foundation is currently supporting tens of schools throughout the country.
Who are we?
The Thai Student association at MIT (TSMIT) is a student organization that aims to promote international understandings of Thai culture and become an information source for Thai students at MIT. As a response to the current flooding, we want to raise awareness of the situation and help the victims through donation.