The Việt Nam Red Cross Sponsor Council receives donations to help people in the central provinces, especially Quảng Bình and Hà Tĩnh, affected by Typhoon Doksuri earlier this month. –VNS Source
Viet Nam News
HCM CITY— The Việt Nam Red Cross Society yesterday launched its campaign to solicit relief assistance for people affected by Typhoon Doksuri this month, the year’s 10th storm over the East Sea, in central provinces, especially Quảng Bình and Hà Tĩnh.
The campaign will last until the end of October, and all the money collected from local and international organisations, companies, individuals and the community during it will be used to buy essential goods and support victims’ livelihoods.
In the event, VNĐ430 million (roughly US$19,000) was raised.
Besides receiving donations in cash and kind, the Red Cross also has a charity text message campaign. People can donate VNĐ20,000 per SMS by texting UH to 1409.
On September 29 and 30 the Red Cross together with the Việt Nam Red Cross Sponsor Council will donate money and relief materials in Quảng Bình and Hà Tĩnh.
The typhoon killed nine people and injured 112 others and damaged nearly 200,000 houses and other structures. Four remain missing. The total damage has been estimated at VNĐ11.3 trillion ($496 million). — VNS