Gifts delivered to disabled, blind people in HCM City hinh anh 1At the hand-over ceremony (Photo: VNA)

HCM City (VNA) – The Ho Chi Minh City Union of Friendship Organizations (HUFO) in conjunction with Tzu Chi – a non-governmental organisation of Taiwan (China), on May 30 presented 2,000 gift packages worth 3 billion VND (128,590 USD) to disabled and blind people in the city.

Speaking at the event, Chairman of the HUFO Vuong Duc Hoang Quan said the donation, which was raised through people-to-people diplomacy activities and contributions by donors and foreign NGOs in Vietnam, aims to help the vulnerable people overcome difficulties caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Hoang Thi Khanh, Chairwoman of the Ho Chi Minh City Association for the Handicapped and Orphaned Children thanked the HUFO and other donors for their timely support for people with disabilities, orphans, and those in difficult circumstances in the city, who have been hard hit by the pandemic.

In recent times, the HUFO has coordinated with foreign NGOs and business associations in Vietnam in organising fund-raising programmes and present medical supplies to people in HCM City, helping them overcome the difficult time./.