The Vietnam Youth Union launched the 2014 winter voluntary campaign in the northern province of Cao Bang on October 26.

The campaign will focus on four main groups of activities which are to help farmers cope with the upcoming winter, join hands in overcoming flood consequences, provide free health care to the disadvantaged, and gather support for the poor to celebrate the upcoming Lunar New Year.

The union set the targets of providing free medical checks and medicine to around 50,000 people, collect 100,000 tonnes of food and 100,000 blankets for the poor and build 50 charitable houses.

Following the launch ceremony, the union offered free health check-ups and medicine to the locals and started construction of a charitable house. Representatives from the Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union visited and presented gifts to needy students, the poor and those who rendered services to the nation.-VNA