Dow Thailand employees build three homes in Map Ta Phut, Thailand
Midland, MI - July 08, 2010
More than 90 employees from the companies of Dow in Thailand helped build three houses for three families in Banchang community, Rayong province, under the Habitat for Humanity Thailand project, one of the corporate citizenship programs of Dow in Thailand, from 11 to 13 June,2010. The Rayong province is where Dow has operations in Map Ta Phut and where the Thai Growth Project is being constructed in the Asia Industrial Estate.
Habitat for Humanity Thailand is the non-profit organization founded on the conviction that everyone should have a decent, safe and affordable place to live, regardless of race or religion, for which Dow has been a proud supporter for more than two decades. Last year, Thailand was one of the participating countries of the Jimmy and Rosalyn Carter Work Project Mekong and employees were also involved in the build in Chiangmai, Northern Thailand.
Montakarn Suwana-sorn, Satien Phad-phong and Deaun Jaitham, heads of the three families who own the newly built houses by Dow volunteers expressed their happiness that they finally fulfilled their family's dream of possessing their own homes.
"I have less income from my current job as a factory workman while my husband is old," said Deaun. "We now rent a small apartment to live in while taking care of our grandchildren. I am so overwhelmed we will soon move into our own house, where the children will have a place to run and play."
The volunteers from the companies of Dow in Thailand were primarily from various departments of the Map Ta Phut operations. They took turns over the three days to work at the site.