Text-message campaign supporting flood victims launched

A campaign raising donations for flood victims through SMS has been kicked off nationwide from August 9 to October 7.
Party and State leaders donate their one-day salary for flood victims.
Party and State leaders donate their one-day salary for flood victims.
By texting "UH” to 1409, an individual can donate VND20,000 to residents in flood-hit localities in the northern mountainous region of Vietnam, including Yen Bai, Son La and Lai Chau provinces.
The campaign is co-organized by the Vietnam Red Cross Society (VNRC) and the National Humanitarian Portal 1400.
All of the collected money and materials will be donated to flood-affected people by providing fundamental goods, housing and livelihoods.
On the same day, the Ministry of Labor, Invalids and Social Affairs has also offered VND250 million and launched a program to call on individuals and organizations to join hands to assist the northern mountainous provinces.
The Voice of Vietnam on August 9 supported VND300 million in support for flood victims in northern region.
According to the Vietnam Fatherland Front’s Central Committee, to date, the Central Steering Committee for Natural Disaster Prevention and Control has received the donation of VND2 billion from individuals and organizations, and 30 tons of aid relief from the ASEAN Coordinating Center for Humanitarian Assistance on disaster management (AHA) to help flood victims.
The Vietnam Fatherland Front’s Central Committee has also asked its member organizations in cities and provinces throughout the country to cooperate with local authorities to estimate loss of flooding and the situation of provinces affected by flash flooding.

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