16/04/2020 09:28 GMT+7 Email Print Like 0

Six sites distributing free food helping Hanoi’s poor

The Hanoi Red Cross Society (HRCS) on April 15 arranged six sites for the distribution of free food and foodstuffs in Hoang Mai, Dong Da, Thanh Xuan, Cau Giay, Nam Tu Liem, and Dong Anh districts in Hanoi, in a bid to support poor and disadvantaged local people facing difficulties amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

President of the Vietnam Red Cross Society Central Committee Nguyen Thi Xuan Thu (R) presents free food to a needy man at a site in Dai Kim ward on Hanoi's Hoang Mai district on April 15. 
(Photo: VNA)
 

Distributions will continue until April 25.

Addressing a ceremony in Hoang Mai district, President of the Vietnam Red Cross Society (VRCS) Central Committee Nguyen Thi Xuan Thu spoke highly of the practical activities HRCS has conducted in recent times.

On this occasion, she handed over 225 million VND (9,600 USD) in relief to HRCS.

HRCS Chairman Dao Ngoc Trieu said its staff, members, and volunteers are determined to join hands with city authorities in the fight against the disease through activities to support poor and vulnerable groups in the capital.

Apart from the distribution of free food and foodstuffs, he added, it will also soon donate 2 tonnes of rice, 500 face masks, 500 bottles of hand sanitiser, and 30 million VND to people in quarantined areas in Me Linh district./.
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