Flood evacuation center at Rajamangala Stadium lively with helpful volunteers
The flood evacuation center at Rajamangala Stadium is packed with a lot of volunteers continuously coming to help and arrange recreational activities for flood victims. Governmental and non-governmental organizations also consistently donate necessities. Until now, the number of flood victims staying here is about 1,800. More people are coming to register as evacuees while some are moving out to stay with their relatives.
A great number of volunteers are people residing in and around the locality, including school and college students coming to give their hands. The average number of volunteers is no less than 500 people per day. Ms Thanchanok Taewattana, a student from Srinakharinwirot University Prasanmit Demonstration school, said when she heard that a flood evacuation center has opened at Rajamangala Stadium and needs voluntary help, she and her friends immediately registered to be volunteers. Although she is just a girl with limited assistance, she said she felt happy and proud by participating in such a rare experience like this.
Apart from being the flood evacuation center, the Rajamangala Stadium also serves as the distribution center of donated consumer goods, food and drinks which are offered to evacuees from other centers as well.
BANGKOK, 31 October 2011 (NNT) – Reporter : Boonyanut Chompan
News Date : 31 October 2011