Things are tough right now in Pattaya, with an estimated 80 to 90 percent of businesses closed, either by mandate or due to lack of traffic, and tens of thousands either out of work or laid off temporarily.
This is due to an ongoing Covid-19 situation seeing hundreds of daily cases in Chonburi that has led the government to take strict measures, closing many places, even beaches, and pools! This has led to thousands in charity and food lines across the city daily who need help with their daily expenses and simply to feed themselves and their families as government support and aid are, at best, minimal, and at worst, doesn’t happen for many informal workers at all.
Many are reaching into their hearts (and pockets) to help those in need and one group is Pattaya Community Support. In their own words, here is what they do:
To whom this may concern,