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SMS campaign launched to support Agent Orange victims

Update: June, 27/2018 - 18:48
The Việt Nam Red Cross Society in collaboration with the National Humanitarian Portal 1400 has launched an SMS campaign to mobilise funds to support Agent Orange victims in Việt Nam.— Photo VNRC
Viet Nam News

Hà Nội — The Việt Nam Red Cross Society in collaboration with the National Humanitarian Portal 1400 has launched an SMS campaign to mobilise funds to support Agent Orange victims in Việt Nam.

People can support the programme by texting DA CAM to 1409. Each mobile text message will contribute VNĐ18,000 (US$0.8) to the fund.

At the programme launching ceremony in Hà Nội on Tuesday, Nguyễn Văn Rinh, president of the Việt Nam AO/Dioxin Victims’ Association, called on people and communitiesto join hands to help the victims of Agent Orangeovercome their pain and difficulties.

The programme has chosen teacher Chu Quang Đức, who is a victim of Agent Orange, as its goodwill ambassador.

Besides SMS, organisations and individuals can support the programme by directly donating goods or transferring money to the association’s bank. The account number is 0031101234005, Military Bank JSC., Thanh Xuân branch, Hà Nội.   

The money collected will be used to fund medical check-ups, drugs and savings books as well as to repair houses or support the victims. — VNS

 

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