Using the app, people in need can send their requests for aid packages worth 300,000, 400,000 and 700,000 VND (13, 17.6, and 30.8 USD). After a seven-day process following the acceptance of the donors, the center will present the gifts to the requesters.

At the event

The launch was part of a ceremony to kick off the city’s action month for the poor this year.

Speaking at the ceremony, Chairwoman of the municipal Vietnam Fatherland Front Committee To Thi Bich Chau highlighted the participation of the entire society, including organizations, businesses and individuals, in charity work in the city.

She urged continued assistance to come in aid of the needy, orphans, and other disadvantaged groups in HCM City so that they can soon overcome their difficulties.

At the event, the committee raised more than 10 billion VND, while the center received the donation of 15,000 welfare packages valued at 4.5 billion VND in total.

In the first nine months of this year, the city collected 115 billion VND for its fund for the poor and spent 113 billion VND on building and upgrading charity houses as well as grant scholarships and gifts for the group, among other activities.

Source: VNA