Red Cross sets up new fundraising drive
HCM CITY — The Viet Nam Red Cross yesterday launched a fundraising programme to connect benefactors with disadvantaged people and charitable organisations.
Donors can purchase a Loving Card (The Tinh Thuong) and text the card's pin number to 8099, the programme's operator, to donate money.
The cards are available for VND50,000, VND100,000 and VND200,000 at shops nationwide and at www.mobivi.vn/topup.
During its six-month pilot phase, the programme raised VND120 million (US$5,800) to fund surgeries for six children with heart diseases.
More than 10 charity organisations, including the HCM City Red Cross Society, Heartbeat Vietnam, Operation Smile, and Disability Research and Capacity Development Centre, are beneficiaries of the programme. — VNS