From Relief to Rebuilding in Thailand
As the floodwaters gradually receded in November 2011, and the full extent of the damage could be seen, attention turned to the repair and rebuilding tasks. Calls poured in from employees asking how they could do more to help.
Hundreds of ECCO employees showed up every morning, willing to do whatever was necessary to get the community around Ayutthaya back on its feet.
ECCO worked closely with the Danish Red Cross and local police authorities to identify the best way to deliver help to the most needed areas, so that it directly benefited affected families and community sites. Employees and the local authorities rallied together – clearing debris, hosing down floors, scrubbing walls and cleaning schools.
Over 100 ECCO employees joined the police authorities to remove all sand bags from the area and clean Wat Phanan Choeng Worawihan - the main temple of Ayutthaya. In just a few weeks, ECCO employees had helped the local police re-open 10 schools and restore 20 temples.