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5,000 people to take part in fundraising walk for AO victims

Update: August, 03/2017 - 02:00
2016 fund-raising walk for Agent Orange (AO) victims and disadvantaged disabled people at Đầm Sen Cultural Park in HCM City. - VNA/VNS Photo Thế Anh
Viet Nam News

HCM CITY — As many as 5,000 people will participate in a fund-raising walk for Agent Orange (AO) victims and disadvantaged disabled people at Đầm Sen Cultural Park in HCM City this Saturday morning (August 5).

Volunteers and members of Việt Nam Red Cross Society (VNRC) as well as local residents will join the 3km-walk to call for social support for providing health care services and improving living conditions for AO victims

The event, which is organised by VNRC’s HCM City chapter, also marks Agent Orange Day which falls on August 10.

Last year, the event raised more than VNĐ 1.3 billion (US$57,300) to help nearly 2,850 AO victims such as granting regular subsidies, scholarships, wheelchairs and vocational training for AO children. —VNS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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