Charitable Thai bikers in Chiang Mai


Bikers Give Free Blankets And Food To Homeless Folks In Chiang Mai To Fight The Winter Cold

Images adapted from: Patchara Mayerku

As Bangkok’s temperature dipped and had city folk rejoicing, people in the northern regions of the country are facing a harsher winter as the temperature went as low as -1 ํ on the mountains and 10 ํ in Chiang Mai city during the past few weeks.    

Since not all people are fortunate enough to keep themselves warm at home, a group of bikers named “Shut Up & Ride” took matters into their hands. They rode around town to give away blankets, clothes, and food to homeless people in need.

Bikers Give Free Blankets And Food To Homeless Folks In Chiang Mai To Fight The Winter ColdImage credit: Patchara Mayerku


Other bikers from the city chipped in to help


Bikers Give Free Blankets And Food To Homeless Folks In Chiang Mai To Fight The Winter ColdImage credit: Patchara Mayerku

Mr. Patchara Mayerku, one of the group’s members, posted photos of this heartwarming deed on Facebook, showing the group giving out necessary items to people in need last night.

Bikers Give Free Blankets And Food To Homeless Folks In Chiang Mai To Fight The Winter ColdImage credit: วีระยุทธ สุวรรณ

Aside from Shut Up & Ride, other people were also doing their part to help. 

Earlier this week, Mr. Veerayuth Suwan, another motorist, had asked for clothes and blankets from his friends on Facebook and gave them away to poor people in Chiang Mai and neighbouring provinces.    

Bikers Give Free Blankets And Food To Homeless Folks In Chiang Mai To Fight The Winter ColdImage credit: วีระยุทธ สุวรรณ

Sanook News reported that these people wanted to set an example for others that would be beneficial to less fortunate people, hoping that others, especially youngsters, will follow in their footsteps.   


Thailand is no stranger to harsh winters


Although Thailand is best known for its tropical climate, the northern and northeastern part of the country is hit by the bitter winter chills annually.

Every year, many cases of people dying from the cold have frequented the news. Unfortunately, most of them are poor people who couldn’t provide warm clothes for themselves.


You can help too


Don’t let these heroes doing all the hard work by themselves; you can help donate jackets or blankets you don’t use to the following organisations too:

With the warmth and kindness from these bikers and donators, along with our help, we sure can overcome this gloomy winter together. 

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