VRCS calls for over VND 430 mln for typhoon- hit areas

The Vietnam Red Cross Society (VRCS) yesterday launched a campaign to support typhoon Doksuri-hit residents in the central provinces.

Typhoon Doksuri causes serious damages

Typhoon Doksuri causes serious damages

The Central Executive Committee of Vietnam Red Cross Society in collaboration with the Sponsor Council of Vietnam Red Cross Society and the Southern Representative Office of Vietnam Red Cross Society yesterday jointly launched a program to call on supporting for storm- hit residents in the central provinces of Quang Binh and Ha Tinh.
At the launching ceremony, nationwide enterprises and sponsors contributed more than VND 430 million to help the localities to overcome consequences after the typhoon. 
The campaign lasts by October, 2017. 
As plan, the Southern Representative Office of Vietnam Red Cross Society and the Standing Sponsor Council of Vietnam Red Cross Society will visit and offer gifts for 1,000 families with their difficult life in  the two provinces on September 29, 30. 
A text-message campaign supporting affected localities in the central provinces was launched on the same day. People can send message via SMS by texting UH then send to 1409 from September 7 to November 7 with VND 20,000 for a message. 
Earlier, the Central Executive Committee of Vietnam Red Cross Society supported more than VND 1.5 billion to effected provinces.

BY THU HUONG- Translated by Huyen Huong

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