By The Nation
GULF pledged more than 150,000 food boxes for 232 communities in Bangkok to help people cope with the Covid-19 fallout, and believes that this project has also indirectly helped boost the economy because the production of 2,500 to 3,000 meals a day required many ingredients. As a result, many restaurant staff, farmers and small-scale logistics providers continued having income in this time of crisis.
“The group will continue with this initiative as there are still a lot of people in difficulties due to the crisis. This time professional golfers ‘Pro Mo’ and ‘Pro May’ are also stepping in to help GULF with the distribution of meal boxes. This can be considered a success, because it will spread the story and encourage others to join us in helping those in need,” said Sitamon Ratanavadi, GULF’s assistant corporate social responsibility manager.
“We are delighted to lend help in easing the difficulties of those affected by Covid-19. We are positive that our efforts will reach those who have suffered and really need help,” the sisters said.
Since Covid-19 hit Thailand, GULF has helped by procuring medical equipment for Ramathibodi Hospital, Rajavithi Hospital, the Bamrasnaradura Infectious Diseases Institute, the Central Chest Institute of Thailand, the Police General Hospital and Buddhachinaraj Hospital; providing alcohol sanitising gel to small hospitals in Pattani and Yala provinces; providing 100,000 N95 medical masks to King Chulalongkorn Memorial Hospital and other hospitals in need; as well donating cloth face masks to sub-district health screening teams in 10 provinces.
GULF also promised to provide meals to poor communities across Bangkok and has partnered with Egat to provide survival kits for people in Nonthaburi province. GULF aid initiative has also been extended to Thai elephants suffering from the pandemic through donations to the Aob Chang project.