Thailand: Panasonic Group in Thailand to Help Flood Victims
Major floods are occurring during the 2011 monsoon season in Thailand, most severely in the Chao Phraya but also in the Mekong River basin. Beginning in late July and continuing for over three months, the floods have caused 666 reported deaths by November, affected over 5 million people, and caused damages estimated at up to 156.7 billion baht (5.1 billion USD) as of 18 October.
Panasonic Group in Thailand, as a member of Thai Society for 50 years, concerns about the victims of this disaster. We donated THB 230,000 to support the event to relieve flood victims to the Thai Red Cross Society in October 2011. PTHC group also donated THB 100,000 through Department of Labor Protection & Welfare, Samutprakarn Office. We continue our help by donating 500 sets of mobile toilet which were designed by reusing materials left from production line in November 2011. For our customers, we have launched a campaign called "Panasonic Service Clinique" which is a project to give a free repairing service and special price of spare parts. The campaign will be last until December.
As the situation seems to be continued in Thailand for a couple of months, Panasonic Group in Thailand are concerning about this situation with sympathy. And we are planning to continue the help to flood victims more and more.