Vietnam Red Cross Society to launch Humanitarian Strength Programme 2022

November, 15/2022 - 07:48
The Vietnam Red Cross Society (VNRC) in collaboration with the HCM City Television will launch the Humanitarian Strength Programme 2022 at at a ceremony in HCM City on November 23, 2022.
President of the Vietnam Red Cross Society Bùi Thị Hòa gives Tết gifts to the poor in Hòa Bình Province. — Photo VNRC

HÀ NỘI — The Vietnam Red Cross Society (VNRC) in collaboration with the HCM City Television will launch the "Power of Humanity" Programme 2022 at the Youth Cultural House in HCM City on November 23, 2022.

The programme will also be broadcast live on Hồ Chí Minh City Television (HTV) as part of activities to celebrate the 76th anniversary of the founding of the Vietnam Red Cross Society.

"Power of Humanity" is an annual programme to honour groups and individuals who have made great contributions to humanitarian work, spreading noble deeds and acts of kindness in the community and mobilising resources to take care of the poor, people in difficult circumstances, and vulnerable people so they may enjoy spring and celebrate the upcoming Tết (Lunar New Year) holiday, said VNRC President Bùi Thị Hòa.

At the event, Hòa said the VNRC would launch the movement, entitled "Good people do good deeds - Working together to build a compassionate community" and call on groups, individuals, businesses, and donors to accompany the VNRC to organise programmes and activities for the New Year of Mercy to take care of vulnerable people.

The "Tết of Kindness" movement in 2023 would continue to mobilise the community to organise the model of "Giving gifts - Happy New Year" to provide material and spiritual support to the poor and people in difficulties. The poor, people in difficult circumstances, and vulnerable people could enjoy spring and celebrate Tết during the nation's traditional Lunar New Year, spreading solidarity and a compassionate community, said President Hòa.

Hòa said that during the upcoming 2023 Lunar New Year, the VNRC at all levels would strive to take care of and support 1 million poor, disadvantaged and vulnerable people with total donations of VNĐ600 billion (US$24.2 million).

In addition, the VNRC would also direct the Red Cross societies in provinces and cities nationwide to mobilise resources so that there would be no poor person who does not receive Tết gifts, added Hòa. — VNS

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