Over 5,000 people walk to raise fund for the poor

Over 5,000 people took part in the walk for the poor organized by the Fatherland Front Committee in Thu Duc District yesterday to contribute more than VND2.5 billion to the fund.
 

Over 5,000 people walk to raise fund for the poor

First secretary of the Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union Central Committee Le Quoc Phong, Chairwoman of Vietnam Fatherland Front Committee in Ho Chi Minh City To Thi Bich Chau, deputy chairman of HCMC People’s Committee Huynh Cach Mang and representatives from people’s councils, people’s committees , Fatherland Front Committee in Thu Duc district and organizations, firms to raise fund for the poor attended the event.
Speaking at the event, Party deputy chief of Thu Duc District Nguyen Tho Truyen said in response to the action month “ For the Poor” launched by the Vietnam Fatherland Front Committee, for years, the managing board of the fund in Thu Duc district had called for contribution of individulas and organizations to donate over VND50 billion, helping 5,514 poor households and near-poor households in the district by providing capital for business, repairing, building charity houses, giving scholarships.
Right after the launch, many benefactors donated VND2.5 billion to the fund for the poor.

By HOAI NAM - Translated by UYEN PHUONG

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