Mr. Pitak Pruittisarikorn, Managing Director of the Honda Khiang Khang Thai Fund, said, “The Honda Khiang Khang Thai Fund, under the Honda Thailand Foundation would support all of the flood victims in the south to ease some of their suffering by donating 10 million baht and 700 units of high pressure washers worth 20 million baht, valued at 30 million baht in total. This reflects our mission in sending immediate help for those who have suffered in the south. The high pressure washers will be especially beneficial in removing dirt and cleaning homes and offices in the affected areas.”
Since December last year, HKKT Fund coordinated two relief efforts by cooperating with the Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation (DDPM) in sending 4,500 sets of survival bags and essential supplies including bottled drinking water, t-shirts, life vests and tents valued at a combined 3.5 million baht for flood victims in Nakhon Si Thammarat, Surat Thani and Phatthalung province”.
The Honda Khiang Khang Thai Fund was founded by the Honda Group of Companies in Thailand and comprises Honda Automobile (Thailand) Co., Ltd., A.P. Honda Co.,Ltd., Thai Honda Manufacturing Co., Ltd., and Asian Honda Motor Co. Ltd. The contribution originates from every Honda products sold in Thailand with proceeds allocated to an emergency fund. The funds provide immediate help to Thai people who are affected by natural disasters and for all Thai people’s benefits which coincides with Honda’s commitment to be a company that Thai society wants to exist.
About the Honda Khiang Khang Thai Fund
The Honda Group of Companies in Thailand together set up the Honda Khiang Khang Thai Fund under the Honda Thailand Foundation on March 31, 2012. The Fund’s objective is to provide help to Thai people who are affected by natural disasters such as floods, landslides, severe cold temperatures, and droughts, as well as initiate various related activities. Honda makes a contribution to the Fund of 1,000 baht for every Honda car sold, 100 baht for every Honda motorcycle sold, and 10 baht for every Honda power product sold. Updated on October 31, 2016 the Honda Khiang Khang Thai Fund has accumulated a total of 1 billion baht. The Fund has undertaken activities in four major areas that are beneficial for people affected by natural disasters, including: 1) providing funds; 2) contributing materials; 3) building a collaborative network; and 4) enhancing knowledge for responding to natural disasters.