Nguyen Thi Tuu (second from the right) handing over rice to the Ha Tinh provincial Military Command

Upon learning about the fast spread of COVID-19, Nguyen Thi Tuu, 101 years old from Nam Ha ward of Ha Tinh City, Ha Tinh province, decided to withdraw money from her saving account to buy 2 tones of rice to help forces in quarantine areas in the province fight against the epidemic.

Mother Tuu shared that she was inspired by watching videos of military, public security and medical forces combating the COVID-19 pandemic and decided to do something for the community.

Colonel Dang Van Dinh, Logistic Chief of the Ha Tinh provincial Military Command, said that Tuu’s deed touched other people’s hearts, and her gift will be distributed to quarantine areas in the province to improve the rations for participating forces and quarantined people.

On April 2, the Secretary of the provincial Party Committee Le Dinh Son sent a letter praising Tuu’s good deed. He emphasized that she is an example for other people to follow, and her meaningful gift demonstrates her great heart and serves as encouragement for troops in the fight against COVID-19.

Another exemplary person in Ha Tinh was Nguyen Thi Ba, who walked 2km to donate 5kg of rice to the quarantine area in Thach Dai commune in Thach Ha district. Ba is the mother of fallen soldier Tran Van Viet who laid down his life while serving international service in Cambodia in 1981.

Nguyen Thi Ba walking to the quarantine area in Thach Dai commune

The image of an old hunched woman walking 2km to present rice to people in a quarantine area touched people’s hearts. The gift may not have much in value, but it is great encouragement for people to overcome difficulties and successfully contain the disease.

In Thanh Hoa province, Do Thi Mo, 84 years old, pedaled to the People’s Committee of Luong Son commune of Thuong Xuan district to present VND 2 million to assist the Government’s efforts in preventing and controlling the spread of COVID-19. Her donation came from selling vegetables and eggs and gifts from her children.

Do Thi Mo (right) donating her savings to assist forces in containting COVID-19

Chairman of the People’s Committee of Luong Son Luong Van Thiem said that Mo’s humanitarian and significant deed contributes to the community’s efforts in containing the disease.

Meanwhile in Bich La Dong hamlet, Trieu Thanh commune of Quang Tri province’s Trieu Phong district, Le Thi Sen, a 100-year old women, who is a martyr’s widow, donated all of her savings to assist the military, public security and medical staff in the fight against COVID-19.

Le Thi Sen (center) touching others' hearts for her good deed

The good deeds of elderly Vietnamese people have demonstrated their great hearts as well as showed Vietnamese people’s responsibility in COVID-19 prevention. These small but significant actions will help Vietnam successfully contain the disease.

Source: dantri.com.vn

Translated by Tran Hoai