Join 'Covid Relief Bangkok' On Facebook And Literally Save Lives
In critical times such as these, many of us may be in the position to help those who need it most but don't know where to turn to do so. Unity, transparency and organised platforms are key to effectively distributing aid, and a few local heroes have cracked the code.
Established five days ago on March 23 by Sati Foundation, Scholars of Sustenance (SOS) and Urban Studies Lab, Covid Relief Bangkok is a public Facebook group for coordinating relief efforts to the most vulnerable in the city. Using demographics data, the alliance of non-profits and urban development experts are working to transparently identify communities most in need, based on age, income and pre-existing conditions. The first target is the Nangloern community in Bangkok. Located near Rajadamnoen boxing stadium, the community is home to 233 households and has a high ratio of elderly and low-income individuals.
Covid Relief Bangkok will be delivering 233 care packages to Nangloern on Thursday, April 2, and they’re compiling supplies and volunteers now. Join the active group to find out how you can help, what you can donate and how to donate them safely to Bangkok 1899, which has kindly opened its doors for drop-offs.
The group is also looking for more organisations to join in the efforts and Sati founder Sakson Rouypirom tells us that they’re planning to make this as widespread and official as they possibly can in the upcoming weeks.
“This project is for the long haul,” says Sakson.
At the time of writing the group has a total of 670 members but hopefully after you've read this sentence, they'll have gained at least one more.