VNRC president Nguyễn Thị Xuân Thu receives a donation from a representative of MEDLATEC Group at a ceremony on Monday in Hà Nội. — VNS Photo Thanh Hải
HÀ NỘI — The Việt Nam Red Cross Society (VNRC) has collaborated with the National Humanitarian Portal 1400 to launch an SMS campaign to help people in flooded areas of Việt Nam.
The campaign, entitled "For people in flooded areas", will officially run from October 23 to December 21, to mobilise resources to help people in the central region overcome the consequences of floods.
All kind hearts across the country can support the campaign by texting UH to 1403. Each SMS will add VNĐ20,000 (US$0.9) to the VNRC fund.
The Việt Nam Red Cross Society president Nguyễn Thị Xuân Thu said that more support, including money and goods, have been donated by the business community to the Việt Nam Red Cross Society (VNRC) to help flood victims in the central region of Việt Nam.
At a ceremony on Monday, MEDLATEC Group donated VNĐ1.5 billion; the Hà Nam Province Red Cross Society donated VNĐ600 million. The Garment 10 Company donated 1,000 gifts worth VNĐ208 million; the Hải Tiến Paper JSC donated 50,000 books; the Đất Xanh Miền Bắc Real Estate and Service Joint Stock Company donated VNĐ200 million, An Việt Sông Hồng JSC donated sports shoes and clothes worth more than VNĐ1 billion, EVER Neuro Pharma Company Representative Office GmbH in Hà Nội also donated VNĐ200 million to the VNRC.
The Việt Nam Red Cross Society president Nguyễn Thị Xuân Thu said that VNRC at all levels had received more than VNĐ62 billion to help flood victims in the central provinces, of which over VNĐ22 billion collected at the central level and tens of tonnes of goods.
The VNRC has called on the local and international community to help people in disaster hit areas. The society has provided emergency aid of money and goods worth nearly VNĐ5 billion to five provinces, including Hà Tĩnh, Quảng Bình, Quảng Trị, Quảng Nam and Thừa Thiên Huế to promptly support people to overcome difficulties and stabilise their lives. The donation includes VNĐ2.2 billion in cash, 2,390 boxes of household goods, 480,000 Aquatab water purification tablets, 120,000 P&G water filter packages and more than 10 tonnes of relief goods including food, clothing and books. — VNS