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Chiang Mai, Thailand

Chiang Mai – 12,600 monks collect donations for flood victims

Via: Chiang Mai Mail

The long procession of monks and Buddhist faithful offering alms to make merit takes place in Chiang Mai annually but this year members of the public were encouraged to donate items for flood victims to the 12, 600 monks who processed along Chang Klan Road. The early morning alms giving saw thousands of people line the streets to offer donations of food, water, and goods to the monks who then turned the proceeds over to be sorted, loaded into a truck and delivered to people suffering from the flooding in Central Thailand and Bangkok. Government officials, businesspeople and local residents were all on hand in the early morning of Sunday, November 27, 2011 to make merit by donating to the monks.

http://chiangmai-mail.com/current/news.shtml#hd5

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