|Việt Nam Red Cross Society staffs provide emergency aid to help flood affected households in northern Yên Bái, Sơn La, Hòa Bình and central Thanh Hoá and Nghệ An provinces.— Photo VNRC|Viet Nam News
HÀ NỘI — The Việt Nam Red Cross Society (VNRC) on Thursday released emergency aid of more than VNĐ950 million (US$42,000) to help flood affected households in northern Yên Bái, Sơn La, Hòa Bình and central Thanh Hoá and Nghệ An provinces.
Primary aid, including cash and 106 boxes of essential goods for families and 10 boxes of Aquatab water treatment tablets, have been provided by VNRC employees for families most affected by floods in the five provinces.
VNRC said its charity SMS campaign, launched in September to help flood victims in the central provinces, received more than 107,700 texts, or more than VNĐ2.2 billion (US$96,000) from groups, organisations and donors nationwide.
The society will continue the campaign until November 11 this year. People from all walks of life can support the campaign by texting UH to 1409. Each mobile text message will contribute VNĐ20,000 (US$0.85) to the VNRC fund.
All the collected money will be used to buy essential goods, build houses and support livelihoods to help flood victims overcome difficulties and stabilise production.
Donors, organisations and groups may also donate money or goods directly at the VNRC headquarters on 82 Nguyễn Du Street, Hà Nội, or its southern representative office on 201 Nguyễn Thị Minh Khai, District 1, HCM City. — VNS