The movement “Tet for the poor and Agent Orange (AO) victims” will be continued to help the poor and disadvantaged people better celebrate the Lunar New Year, or Tet holiday, the largest festive time for the year which falls at the end of next month.

A text-message drive will be launched to raise funds for AO victims and needy people. Donors can text TET to 1409 to support the movement.

The Vietnam Red Cross (VRC) also mobilises sources from organisations, enterprises and benefactors to donate money and gifts to the poor.

Arts performances and public fund raising programmes were organised in and outside the country in response to the programme.

In addition to financial support, VRC branches nationwide also presented charity houses, production tools and materials to farmers and teaching aids to students, while providing free medicine and food to patients during Tet holidays.

Started in 1999, the charity movement has so far helped 60,000-80,000 AO victims, disadvantaged and old people across the country enjoy a warm Lunar New Year festival.-VNA