Get-together to honour contributors to “Fund for the poor” hinh anh 1At the preparatory meeting (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA)
– A get-together will be held in Hanoi on October 1 to honour and commend businesses, entrepreneurs, collectives and individuals who make outstanding contributions to the “Fund for the poor” and social welfare activities in 2017-2019.

The event will be co-organised by the Vietnam Fatherland Front (VFF) Central Committee and the Central Steering Committee for National Target Programmes, heard a preparatory meeting in Hanoi on September 24.

President of the VFF Central Committee Tran Thanh Man said the money raised through the fund will be used to help poor people to build around 1,000 houses and help them improve living conditions and get out of poverty.

He asked the movement department of the VFF Central Committee to coordinate with the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs to review the list of poor households to assist them with house construction.

By the end of August 2019, the “Fund for the poor” received 48.9 billion VND (2.1 million USD), including 42.5 billion VND donated by 231 agencies, organisations and individuals, and 6.3 billion VND raised from 30,000 text messages through the National Humanitarian Portal 1400.

At present, 22 agencies and individuals are making procedures to transfer 39.4 billion VND they have committed to the fund./.