Levels of the Red Cross Society (RCS) in Hai Duong province in 2013 effectively implemented such movements as “Lunar New Year for the poor and war victims”, “Every organization, individual is associated with a humanitarian address”.
The society levels visited and presented gifts to nearly 23,000 times of people, granted regular and unexpected allowances to 396 objects, donated 327 wheelchairs and shaking cars to the handicapped, built 19 “red cross” houses for disadvantaged objects, etc. costing over VND11.4 billion in total.
Especially, the society launched the program “Cow Bank” to give support of production materials to disadvantaged farming families. Over VND318 million was sent to the program from organizations and individuals.
The society levels successfully mobilized more than 25,000 people to participate in voluntary blood donation and collected 5,800 units of blood, etc.
The provincial RCS was awarded a certificate of merit by the Vietnam RCS’s Central Committee for its outstanding achievements in the society work and red cross movements in 2013.
The RCS levels in the province in 2014 will promote the propaganda work to raise people’s awareness about humanitarian and charitable activities; more effectively carry out the society’s humanitarian movements, focusing on developing the program “Cow Bank” towards extending the scope of supporters and beneficiaries; intensify humanitarian activities in schools, considering benevolence education for the younger generation as the core; mobilize entire people to actively take part in blood donation to save lives, etc.
Speaking at a conference on the morning of 8 January to summarize the RCS work in 2013 and deploy tasks in 2014, Vice Chairman of the Hai Duong provincial People’s Committee Nguyen Van Que asked the society in the coming time to well perform the set tasks; focus on coordination with concerned levels and branches, especially in unexpected situations, such as natural disasters and fires; pay more attention to supporting those living in remote areas, helpless disadvantaged people, policy objects, etc.