Catholics in Ho Chi Minh City this year have contributed over VND40 billion (US$2.5 million) to charity events through the program “Street Children” and others aimed at helping homeless kids and the poor.
|The famous Notre Dame Cathedral in Ho Chi Minh City's district 1.|
According to the city’s Committee for Solidarity of Vietnamese Catholics, through donations to Binh Trieu, Phu Tho and Hy Vong charity centers, local Catholics have helped care for nearly 700 homeless children.
They have donated 331 scholarships to disadvantaged pupils, and offered vocational trainings to 150 street children.
They have also assisted victims of natural disasters over the years and actively took part in many movements to ensure national security and build a healthy life style in the localities.
Besides, thousands have responded to government calls and joined in blood donation campaigns, the Committee added.