A foundation set up by the US-based UPS Corporation, a global leading provider of specialised transportation and logistics services, has donated 30,000 USD to fund heart surgery for poor children in Vietnam.

The donation aims to raise funds for the “UPS, Heartbeat of Vietnam” programme, which assists underprivileged kids with congenital heart disease through pre-operation care, open-heart surgery and post-operation follow-up care.

The UPS Foundation has also presented 26,750 USD to the Room To Read (RTR) organisation, which works to bring educational opportunities to disadvantaged children.

The grant will be used to implement RTP’s projects to increase the number and diversity of books in libraries in Vietnam.

In 2010, the UPS Foundation presented over 146,750 USD to local charitable funds.-VNA