A mobile texting campaign was launched on August 4 to collect money in support of Vietnamese victims of Agent Orange/dioxin nationwide.

From now to September 30, people can support the campaign by texting DACAM to 1409. Each SMS costs 18,000 VND (0.845 USD).

This is the fourth time this kind of charity event has been organised by the Vietnam Association for Victims of Agent Orange/dioxin (VAVA), with the aim to help relieve the pain of the victims.

Over the past three years, the programme has received more than 500,000 texts, equal to over 10 billion VND (470,000 USD). The money has been allocated to localities to build caring and rehabilitation facilities for AO-infected persons.

Speaking at the launching ceremony, VAVA Vice President and General Secretary Nguyen The Luc said that the association is working hard to fulfil its targets of building 46 caring facilities, 1,160 charity houses and three rehabilitation centres, as well as granting 2,320 scholarships to AO victims’ children.-VNA