On Saturday, 2 May 2020, the Salesian Family of Thailand which includes the Salesians, the Daughters of Mary Help of Christians, the Sisters Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, the Sisters of the Queenship of Mary, the Institute of the Daughters of the Queenship of Mary, the Association of Salesian Cooperators, the ADMA group and the Alumni – these joined hands to prepare and give out 500 packages of food and other food items to the poor and the needy people living around the area of Phra Mae Marie School – Sathupradit. This school is located in the middle of Bangkok and the people around the area have been strongly affected by the pandemic Covid 19. The food packages came from each member group of the Salesian Family. The civil officials from the Yannawa District gave assistance by looking after the orderly distribution of the goods.
Fr. John Bosco Dheparat Pitisant, the provincial, said words of gratitude to the representatives of members of the Salesian Family: “to all the participating members, I would like to express our gratitude to all for helping alleviate the hardships of the people which is in line with the advice of His Holiness the Pope and the Rector Major who invite all to help the affected people in this pandemic. All of us in the Salesian Family cannot stay inactive and not empathise. Let us be the first to participate in extending help and may we have the heart sensitive to this situation we are presently facing.”