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Flood relief Bangkok 2011

Some of the organizations who help with flood releif in Bangkok:

Direct help, no middlemen, no rred tape, this is more like it, - people just getting up and helping Newspaper article in Bangkok post: http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/local/266621/a-charity-born-out-of-the-floods    impressive the kind of stuff I have thought about .... glad to see it done. :-)  Their Facebook page http://www.facebook.com/DirectFloodRelief?sk=info

Video of progress of the flood, over the last few weeks http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=2383339114783

Red Cross volunteering (just turn up and sign up and start working) Thai Red Cross - Henri Dunant entrance - 9am till late (Packing survival packages)  map here

North22, A local relief and emergency help center in Banglamphuu they go out and deliver food and help
pictures of and what they do here http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002964650362

Non-governmental organisation (NGO)  http://www.facebook.com/bkkunite?sk=wall

Shannon Kalayanamitr
What's going on in flood relief - constant updates http://www.facebook.com/Sharinee
details of one particluar day: http://www.facebook.com/Sharinee/posts/242261095834697

Pictures of the flood in the north of BKK 14Nov2011 here.

Sunday 6th Nov, I joined a group of farangs and Thais to raise money for the flood victims.
We offered to wash windscreens at intersections around Bangkok.

details of how the idea started and what we  did are here    http://bangkokvanguards.com/wipe-the-tide/
then after a few days they wrote about how it's working, here:    http://bangkokvanguards.com/2011/11/07/wipe-the-tide-an-idea-evolving/

Events by this group on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Wipe-the-Tide/209254372476047
their home page on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/wipethetide

9Nov11 Asoke Junction 13 pax, 3 hours, 33KBaht. :-)   

Thai PBS news video of the event here even a few seconds of Haiko in it :-)

Another group "Baan Arsa Jaidee" also found this method useful and joined in as well. Their blog is on:

tomorrow I"m going to visit their HQ and ask about helping with the flood appeal.
I might be delaying my trip to Laos a little.

Ongoing fund raising from BannARsa Jaidee: by washing car windscreens here


Loading trucks at the Red Cross
More details below for anyone really interested in the nitty gritty:
Baan Arsa Jaidee's Thai langauge main website (The government agency): http://www.arsadusit.com/

videos of windscreen washing in BKK.

What actually happens out on the street: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6pQtBScH0kU&feature=share

Talking about the idea: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b9ffgg78qls

SUMMARY OF WEBSITES related to fundraising via windscreen washing:

Baan Arsa Jaidee 

Michael's  idea of washing windscreens :

Flood news and maps:
Map from CS: thanks to JtG:

Tourist areas and floods:

1. https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.289173864436462.71079.286840474669801&type=3

2. https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.291011427586039.71626.286840474669801&type=3

Siti Survo,
where you can help, practical info
Main profile  http://www.facebook.com/sitisurvo

Volunteer fund raising efforts http://heikorudolph.blogspot.com/2011/11/bkk-floods.html