Walk for needy raises $300,000

More than 10,000 people attend the fifth United for the Poor walk in Ho Chi Minh City. (Photo: SGGP)

More than 10,000 people took part in the fifth United for the Poor walk in Ho Chi Minh City on November 15 to commemorate the International Day for Eradication of Poverty (Oct 17) and 79th anniversary of the Vietnam National Father Land  Front (Nov 18).

The annual walk, organized by the city unit of the Vietnam Fatherland Front Committee, raised more than VND6 billion (US$315,789).

The money will be contributed to the fund for the poor.

By H.Nam, T.Son, C.Thang – Translated by Da Nguyet

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