PHUKET: The Phuket chapter of the Red Cross Society has joined the relief effort to provide assistance to victims of Super Typhoon Haiyan, which devastated the central Philippines last Friday.

“Right now we can only accept donations of money, which we will send to our head office in Bangkok,” Phuket Red Cross staffer Sarawut Rukkhaw told the Phuket Gazette.

“We are not accepting any other forms of donations, such as food or clothing, as we have not made any arrangements for how such items can be delivered,” Mr Sarawut explained.