Pattaya City offers help to disabled homeless man selling craft art on city streets

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Pattaya City Law Enforcement officers are helping a disabled homeless man who fights for a living by selling craft art made of palm leaves on streets in Pattaya.

We first covered this story earlier in the week, along with filming a video, which received enormous support from the local community and readers.

Read more about our previous story HERE.

Major Jeerawat Sukhontasap, the Acting Director of Pattaya City Law Enforcement,  visited the disabled man personally after seeing the story in the local Pattaya News. The man, along with another homeless couple nearby, make craft art with palm leaves and sell them on footpaths on Central Pattaya Klang near Harbor Shopping Mall. Some of their designs are birds, boats and other animals.

Major Jeerawat gave an undisclosed sum of financial assistance to the man and homeless couple, despite their initial hesitation at taking support. Officers are also looking to find a stable place for them to live as they currently live in an abandoned building not far from where they sell their craft art.

Major Jeerawat said Pattaya City will do everything in their power to help the man and provide stability for his future.

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Goong is a News Translator who has worked professionally for multiple news organizations in Thailand for many years and has worked with The Pattaya News for three years. Specializes primarily in local news for Pattaya, Chonburi, and Phuket, with emphasis on translation between Thai to English and working as an intermediary between reporters and English-speaking writers. Originally from Nakhon Si Thammarat, but lives in Phuket and Krabi except when commuting between the three.