The Provincial of the Camillians in Thailand, Fr. Paul, writes:
Greetings!! After returning from Lima, we are faced with the challenges presented by the floods in the center provinces and in Bangkok. Our places are safe from the flood and there is no damage. Near our Pastoral Center in Latkrabang, however, those people whose houses lie in the lowlands have been affected. We are helping them to distribute livelihood bags consisting of 5 kilos of rice, 6 cans fish, instant noodles and the like to the affected people. We have already distributed 420 livelihood bags to the victims near Latkrabang and to another 200 families of handicapped persons near the facilities for the handicapped there.
On October 29, two medical teams assisted at the pastoral center at Latkrabang and at the parish nearby. The plan is to distribute another of 600 -700 livelihood bags to the flood victims there.
Fr. Rocco is collaborating with Caritas Thailand to distribute the livelihood bags in these provinces. We will forward more details in the future.
Pray for us, because the flood is heading towards us in Latkrabang before heading to the sea.
And the leader of CTF Thailand, Fr. Rocco writes:
Fr. Giacomo Virot, Maew and I will join the Caritas trip to Nakorn Sawan tomorrow to distribute livelihood bags to 3,200 families from two sub-districts (about 15 villages), located along the river-side in front of the districts we assisted on our last trip. We will be utilizing two army-trucks and three cars to accomodate the many participants.