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“Saigon Times – Great Circle” donates 120 gift sets to needy people in District 3

By Phung My

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HCMC – The Saigon Times – Great Circle program, an initiative of the Saigon Times Group, handed over 120 gift sets to Covid-19 patients and disadvantaged people in Ward 11 in HCMC’s District 3 this morning, September 28.

The gift sets were provided by telecoms service provider MobiFone, with each set comprising 5 kilos of rice, instant noodles, canned fish, sugar, condensed milk, soy sauce and cooking oil. 

Representatives of the Saigon Times – Great Circle program hand over the gifts to a local resident in Ward 11 – PHOTO: TRANG LUU

Le Thu Huong, deputy manager for Individual Clients at Mobifone Service Company Region 2, said, “Accompanying the Saigon Times – Great Circle program this time, we provided 120 gift sets to underprivileged families, especially those whose family members were infected with Covid-19 in Ward 11, District 3. Through the program, we expect to help residents overcome difficulties during this Covid-19 outbreak.”

According to Huong, MobiFone plans to distribute 5,000 gift sets worth a total of VND1.5 billion to the needy in 15 areas in the city. 

A local woman receives gifts from the Saigon Times – Great Circle program – PHOTO: PHUNG MY

Nguyen Vu Truong Hai, chairman of Ward 11, thanked the Saigon Times – Great Circle program and Mobifone Service Company Region 2 for the donation.

“We had earlier received relief, including food and foodstuffs, from some donors. However, the prolonged Covid-19 pandemic has made life even more difficult for residents of Ward 11,” he said.

Gifts are donated by the Mobifone Service Company Region 2 – PHOTO: PHUNG MY

Following the success of the “Saigon Times – Great Circle” program in 2020, the Saigon Times Group continued the program this year with the theme, “Join hands to fight the Covid-19 pandemic” to support people affected by the disease.

The program receives donations from organizations and individuals and distributes them to the needy in HCMC and other provinces.

Both the giver and receiver wear face masks to ensure safety – PHOTO: PHUNG MY

Donations for the program can be sent to:

Tap chi Kinh te Sai Gon

Bank account number: 1007 1485 1003318

The Vietnam Export Import Commercial Joint Stock Bank (Eximbank) – Hoa Binh Branch – HCMC

Transaction content: Name – UnghoSaigon Times – NVTL – Donghanhchongdich

Valued enterprises and readers who want to donate gift sets can contact Huynh Huong at 0913118711 or Huy Han at 0902696617.

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