|The 100 couples who will marry in a mass wedding event organised by the HCM City Labourers and Youth Support Centre on Independence Day, September 2. — Photo: plo.vn
HCM CITY — The HCM City Labourers and Youth Support Centre will organise a mass wedding for 100 couples on National Day (September 2) to help less well-off workers have a proper ceremony.
This year it will be held at Long Biên Palace in Gò Vấp District.
The couples who will get married at the event are workers affected by the COVID-19 pandemic or with low incomes, disabled or were volunteers in the fight against the pandemic.
The centre will help them hire wedding clothes and rings and also give each couple household items, shopping vouchers and health checks.
Those in great financial difficulty will get one year’s rent support.
“We have been married for 12 years but still have not been able to have a wedding ceremony,” Võ Hồng Mến and Lê Thị Niên, who are among the couples, said.
“We are thankful to the centre for making our wedding dream become true.”
The centre has been organizing mass weddings since 2009 and so far 922 couples have benefited. – VNS.