With worsening COVID-19 situations in Thailand, we share a glimpse of optimism through CSR projects and what they’re doing to help ease the situation.
The current wave of COVID-19 has made it more evident than ever that we are a country run on charity. One sees individuals, volunteers, companies and organisations from the private sector putting their chip in to help those affected by the situation. Here are some of the CSR projects by private organisations and companies playing their part to cope with the worsening COVID-19 situation. Aside from that, some companies are also stepping forward to help donate things, such as lunch boxes for disaster victims of a factory explosion earlier this year.
After all, the best help to have is the help that we already have.
Navamin Ruamjai Foundation, Navamin 9 Hospital group
Led by Dr. Pimkhwan Bunjitpimol, Navamin Ruamjai Foundation under Navamin 9 Hospital has worked closely with local municipalities to build three field hospitals and community isolation centres, namely the Royal 72nd Commemoration Field Hospital Min Buri, Bang Kapi Community Isolation Centre and Khlong Sam Wa Community Isolation Centre.
Cavallino Motors supported the operation of medical personnels by donating THB700,000 worth of Powered Air Purifying Respirator (PAPR) to the Faculty of Medicine at Siriraj Hospital. Here, we see Nandhamalee Bhirombhakdi making the donation, which was received by Prof. Dr. Prasit Watanapa, M.D. Dean of the Faculty of Medicine Siriraj Hospital, Mahidol University, at the Administrative Building, Siriraj Hospital.
Under the CRS project, ‘NGG Enterprise Food & Drinks Donation to Fight Against Covid-19’, NGG Enterprise has donated over 300 lunch boxes and 420 bottles of drinking water to support healthcare and medical workers at the Bhumibol Adulyadej Hospitals who are serving as the front line to save Covid-19 patients.
With their hashtag #wewillfighttogether, Lotus Group announced that they have continuously donated beddings and mattresses to field hospitals across Thailand. To date, they have donated 15,561 beds to various field hospitals over the country.
In response to the explosion in Samut Prakan earlier this year, luxury jewellery brand Matara came forward to extend their sympathy and condolences to the people affected on social media. To help with the situation, they have donated bento boxes to disaster victims to help the bereaved families.
Thailand’s conglomerate B.Grimm has recently launched ‘B.Grimm Fights COVID-19 with Compassion’ CSR project, making donations to relieve Covid-19 impacts. The relief programme saw B.Grimm donating funds to hospitals and charity organisations while providing essentials such as medical equipment, health insurance and 5,000 survival packs worth 3.5 million baht to those in need.
Additionally, B.Grimm has also donated medical protective gear and essentials to other countries where B.Grimm operates. “In troubled times when there are many struggles and challenges, such as the current COVID-19 pandemic, B.Grimm’s management and employees came together and found ways to relieve the hardship,” said Dr Harald Link, Chairman of B.Grimm.
On September 13, 2021, AAS Auto Service Co., Ltd., Thailand’s only official importer and dealer of the world-leading luxury Bentley and Porsche automobiles, went ahead to deliver 500 sets of survival bags to communities located in Bangkok’s most affected areas. Led by Winthorn Bunnag, the Managing Director of AAS group and his teams, the CSR initiative is under the organisation’s project known as ‘AAS Care’ with the hope to help heal and encourage those who’re highly in need.
Each necessary-supplied kit sees today’s essential necessities, such as paracetamol, face masks, alcohol spray, rice and dry food. Plus, the AAS Care bags were also distributed to households through the community’s leaders, as well as committees. The list of households is comprised of Kheha Thung Song Hong 307, Bangkhen Market Community, Khlong Mon Community (On Nut) and Suan Luang District Office.