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Concert raises over 1.9 million USD for the poor in HCM City

A charity concert took place in Ho Chi Minh City on October 24, raising over 45 billion VND (1.93 million USD) for the municipal “Fund for the poor”.

The event, the 19th of its kind, was co-organised by the standing board of the city’s Vietnam Fatherland Front (VFF) Committee and Ho Chi Minh City Television. The concert featured diverse performances as well as exchanges with outstanding philanthropists and those who have overcome poverty.

In her speech at the show, Chairwoman of the municipal Vietnam Fatherland Front Committee To Thi Bich Chau said the southern city considers caring for the people, particularly the needy, the responsibility and moral duty of local leaders and residents.

She took the occasion to express her gratitude toward organisations and individuals who have made great contributions to local social welfare work over the years.

Over the past 19 years, the municipal chapter of the VFF has raised over 2 trillion VND (86.02 million USD) for the local “Fund for the poor”, which targets poor and near-poor families, orphans, and elderly people living alone, among other disadvantaged groups.

In August this year alone, it raised 116 billion VND to build and repair charity shelters and presented scholarships and other gifts to the poor.