'Rice and Egg' project

Aj. Steve has been involved with a local community project that aims to feed people who might be struggling during the current crisis. He is proud to inform us that the Prem community has donated 30K baht to this excellent initiative.

Thank you Aj. Steve for sharing this example of how Prem community members actively demonstrate they are     “compassionate,  knowledgeable and principled global citizens:

Here is a write-up from the originator of the Rice and Egg project:

“Rice and Egg” donation project in times of Covid-19

My name is Jaran Praewpaitoon, you can call me Pom. I live in Mae Rim, Chiang Mai. 

When news started circulating about the new Corona virus, I went to the store to buy some food in preparation for what was about to become reality: the lockdown. Watching news and posts on facebook, I would read daily about yet more stores, factories, businesses being shut down, resulting in mass unemployment. Not everyone benefits from social security or has savings in their accounts. A lot of people are deeply affected by this crisis, so much so, that many citizens are left with no money and no food to take care of themselves and their families, let alone mortgage/electricity/water/medical bills.

Sitting in my comfortable home, in my air-conditioned room, watching the hardship of fellow citizens, I did not feel good. I asked myself how I could contribute to society. After consulting with my family and friends, both Thais and foreigners, I decided to sell my motorbike for 15’000 Baht and bought rice and eggs for 10’000 Baht to distribute to those in need.

This was the start of the “Rice and Egg” project.

Initially, I was not sure about the response, I was a bit nervous to be honest, today, I am overwhelmed and grateful for the outpouring of help. Many people have told me that they would like to help, but don’t know how. 

Only together, with the help of everyone, can we achieve our mission in handing out food packages, twice a week during the month of April here in Mae Rim at the 7th Infantry Division, Don Kaew, in kind cooperation with the soldiers who hand out warm meals on a daily basis.

Today we shall be there with 200 food packages, 2kg rice and 6 eggs each. Also, we will bring packages to the elderly in the villages who cannot leave the house.

Every day, about 350 people come to the distribution point and more each day.

My wish is to increase the food packages and most of all to be able to help those whom we don’t see, those who cannot come to the pick up point.

This project is only possible thanks to the generosity of every single one of you. 

Let’s join hands in these difficult times and lessen someone’s worries of where to get the next meal from.

I thank you.

Jaran,Praewpaitoon

Contact:091-143 7903

 

Distributions:  Tuesday and Friday , 17.30 – 18.30  April 

If you wish to donate, please kindly transfer as follows:

Kasikorn Thai Bank, 

Mr. Jaran Prawepaitoon,

 Account number: 415-2-37458-0

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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