HCMC Red Cross Society honors 71 exemplary people in charity activities

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The Ho Chi Minh City Red Cross Society (RCS) on November 21 held a meeting to celebrate the 71st founding anniversary of Vietnam's Red Cross Society (November 23) and honor 71 exemplary people in charity activities.

HCMC Red Cross Society honors 71 exemplary people in charity activities in 2017. (Photo: Sggp)

HCMC Red Cross Society honors 71 exemplary people in charity activities in 2017. (Photo: Sggp)

The RCS presented certificates of merit to 2 groups, 8 individuals and 71 exemplary people who greatly contributed to social charity activities in the city in 2017.
In 2017, the RCS has offered gifts worth more than VND48 billion to the poor on Tet; handed over 40 charity houses; provided free medical examinations and medicines to over 17,000 disadvantaged patients; donated 33 breeding cows; put 8 bridges into operation in rural areas; given 1,117 medical insurance cards to poor families; 64 wheelchairs and free nearly 6,000 meals have also been offered to poor patients and the elderly.
On this occasion, the red cross society in HCMC launched the program " Tet holidays for poor in city and neighboring provinces”. The program has received 57,000 Tet gifts and 1,000 medical insurance cards.

Tôn vinh 71 gương điển hình Hoa việc thiện năm 2017 ảnh 1
Mr. Hong The Chan (L), standing deputy head of the Charity Board of On Lang Pagoda in District 5 receives the third-class Labor Medal.

Tôn vinh 71 gương điển hình Hoa việc thiện năm 2017 ảnh 2
Certificates of Merit from the Government are granted to 7 individuals.

By THANH AN, HONG LOI – Translated by Kim Khanh

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