|Motorist Bình (second R) poses with members of Team 177 who repaired his motorbike last week. VNS Photo/B. Linh.|Viet Nam News
Office workers and students by day, good samaritans at night
Earlier this week, at 10:30pm, a motorcyclist stranded on National Highway 51 called Team 177’s phone number. The team immediately left for the scene.
All in a night’s work for Team 177. Members of the group, who work in offices or study at universities, can be seen helping victims of traffic accidents, motorbike breakdowns and even robberies at night.
Nguyễn Hữu Lợi, 25, a financial consultant, founded the team. “Each member of our team has faced accidents and risks, so they want to help people in vulnerable situations,” he says.
In addition to calling the police, people who face risks, accidents or attacks can call Team 177 at 0911 131 117.
After a day’s work, members of the team gather at a coffee shop near Tam Phước Industrial Park to talk to people who face risks of various kinds.
“Societal conditions will improve if everyone, in even small ways, tries to help others,” Lợi says.VNS