Helping Disaster Victims with SCB
After the international tsunami disaster in 2004, the Bank set up an SCB fund for victims, which provided assistance in six provinces on the Andaman coast. The Siam Commercial Foundation is responsible for managing the project and providing support through its own operations and the private sector.
Since that time, SCB has had an ongoing policy to provide support to disaster victims both within Thailand and abroad under the Helping Disaster Victims with SCB Project. The Bank's network of branches joins with government agencies and other charitable organizations to pursue the shared goal to provide relief to Thais and our fellow human beings around the world. The Siam Commercial Bank has opened a donation account under "Siam Commercial Foundation - SCC for Disaster Victims," Account No. 111-3-90911-5. Customers and the public have continuously trusted the Bank as a center for delivering assistance to disaster victims, whether here or abroad.
Helping Disaster Victims with SCB provides two types of assistance:
• Urgent Assistance
The Bank helps to increase disaster preparedness by using its own budget to order consumer goods from business customers. These goods are used to fill life support bags that can be delivered promptly through Bank's network of branches in case of disaster.
• Mid-term Rehabilitation Assistance
Following disaster, the Bank cooperated with the public and private sectors and charitable organizations, such as the Raj Pracha Nukroh Foundation under Royal Patronage, Princess Pa foundation, and the Royal Thai Air Force, in order to distribute donations from the public and help affected people by assisting rehabilitation of their homes and schools, as well as provide equipment, teaching aids and other forms of assistance.