SEATTLE, WA, August 08, 2014 /24-7PressRelease/
-- Seattle Mercantile Exchange (stmex.org) has committed more than $1 million USD to "Unite to Rebuild Thailand" program, a sustainable flood relief initiative designed to provide emergency relief and rebuilding efforts to help victims of the devastating floods in Thailand. Seattle Mercantile Exchange through Seattle Mercantile Exchange Humanity Foundation Thailand will contribute $1 million USD to rebuild schools and homes. Additionally, the Seattle Mercantile Exchange is helping to mobilize groups of volunteers, set-up and run mobile kitchens and deliver bottled water and food.
The system is committing 5 million bottles of water for relief agencies, of which nearly 1 million are allocated to support the people since the floods began earlier this year. More than 100,000 meals will have been provided to flood victims.
Seattle Mercantile Exchange and Seattle Mercantile Exchange Humanity Foundation Thailand have invested in PR activities to raise awareness about the "Unite to Rebuild Thailand" and to raise money as well as volunteer signups for the Seattle Mercantile Exchange Humanity Foundation Thailand to assist in immediate flood relief and rebuilding.
"This flood has hurt and affected many people and devastated numerous areas throughout Thailand," said Mr. Daniel Jefferson MD & CEO of Seattle Mercantile Exchange. "Our sympathy goes out to the people of Thailand, our customers, partners, suppliers and friends who have been affected and who are still under threat."
All Company associates in Thailand are safe, but many are still at risk of losing their flooded homes. The Company will continue to provide relief support and aid to the people in the region.
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