At least 1.5 million Tet gifts to be presented to poor, AO victims

Thursday, 2020-12-03 12:12:26
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NDO/VNA - The Vietnam Red Cross Society (VRCS) has set a goal of handing over at least 1.5 million gifts to the poor and Agent Orange victims during its movement for traditional Lunar New Year (Tet) 2021.

The VRCS said on December 2 that the movement is being carried out from November 15 to February 8, with January 22-31 as peak time.

Gifts will be presented to poor and near-poor households, Agent Orange victims, households affected by COVID-19 and natural disasters this year, policy beneficiaries and other vulnerable people.

It strives to offer over 80 percent of gifts worth VND400,000 – 500,000 (US$17.3 – 21.7) and above each.

Vouchers will be offered for free at New Year humanitarian fairs. Other assistance will include building and repairing houses, presenting health insurance cards, humanitarian health check-ups, scholarships, cows and other livelihoods.

The VRCS Central Committee plans to launch the fair in Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City and Quang Binh and offer US$50 million to each city and province to hold the fair.

This year, VRCS chapters granted nearly 2.7 million gifts worth over VND1 trillion to poor households, AO victims and disaster-hit households. They also supported the building of 1,580 houses, provided 373 breeding cows, 298 saving books and free health check-ups for more than 84,800 people.

The VRCS Central Committee also presented Tet gifts worth over VND5 billion to about 7,000 people in 65 cities and provinces.

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