Wednesday, October 26 2016


VNRC to give gifts to poor, AO victims

Update: January, 18/2016 - 17:13

Poor and Agent Orange families receive Tet gifts in Quang Binh Province. — Photo

HA NOI (VNS) — The Viet Nam Red Cross Society (VNRC) has launched a humanitarian campaign to help poor families and Agent Orange victims prepare for the coming traditional Tet (Lunar New Year) festival.

The annual campaign aims to present at least one million gifts, worth at least $15 each, to poor and Agent Orange families in the country.

People can support the campaign by texting TET to 1409 till February 26, 2016. Each SMS costs VND18,000 (US$0.8).

Ten organisations, enterprises and individuals donated more than VND10.4 billion (US$462,000) to the VNRC fund for poor and Agent Orange victims at a ceremony today in Ha Noi.

The VNRC statistics said the campaign has mobilised more than VND3,700 billion ($164.5 million) to help nearly 16 million poor and Agent Orange families in the country during its 17-year-long implementation.

Last year, the campaign mobilised nearly 1.97 million gifts, worth more than $719 billion (nearly $32 million), which were donated by 33,800 organisations and individuals to help disadvantaged people in the country. — VNS


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