Inspiring good deeds to help flood-hit residents

Monday, 26/10/2020, 23:05 [GMT+7]

Inspiring good deeds to help flood-hit residents

Many organizations and individuals in Khanh Hoa Province have joined donation to help flood-hit residents. Their good deeds have become an inspiration and expanded widely, contributing to making a difference in the community.
 
Overnight loading flood relief supplies 
 
Late at night, the charity group at 93 A4, VCN Phuoc Hai Urban Area, Nha Trang City was still busy loading cardboard boxes of clothes, food and other necessities onto trucks heading to flood-hit communities in the central region. Phuong Anh, a member of the charity group said, “I burst into tears when seeing the central region inundated by floodwater via facebook. Then I had the idea of giving support and seeking for donation. So many people were willing to give help, so Huyen Trang, Thuy Tram and I decided to connect the act of giving to help flood-hit residents. Relief packages were gathered at my business premise at 91-93 A4 Street. I feel touched by many people’s generosity and kindness to help flood-hit communities in the central region.”
 
 

 

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Residents in Gio Linh District, Quang Tri Province are happy to receive relief supplies from Nha Trang City.
 
 
From the 19 to 23 of October, her charity group called for some 90 tons of goods, including life jackets, instant noodles, dry provisions, water, milk and clothing for flood victims in Ha Tinh, Quang Binh, Quang Tri and Thua Thien Hue. The 3 girls started the volunteer work from early morning to late at night to arrange and load the packages ready in time for the trip heading to flood-hit areas.
 
Glutinous rice cakes for the needy
 
Many people at all ages from teenage to seventies gathered at Hoa Hong Manor, Xuan Ngoc Village, Vinh Ngoc Commune, Nha Trang City to make glutinous rice cakes, cleaning banana leaves, preparing ingredients and cooking. Le Hoai Khanh who calls for the donation said, “We have just finished making 2,000 cakes sent to the areas still submerged in floodwater. The residents there have to depend on dry provisions, milk and porridge for several days, so we want to add the cakes to their meals to help them stay safe and healthy during the flooding.”
 
The charity group traveled from Nha Trang City to flooded areas to deliver the relief supplies to the residents. Besides 2,000 glutinous rice cakes, Khanh also called other businesses to donate money to buy canoes for the flooded areas. “We have mobilized more than VND300 million to help the needy. After the flood, the group intends to continue seeking for donations to help building homes ravaged by the catastrophic floods. It is hard work but we will try for the sake of affected residents in the central region,” he added.
 
73-year-old Phan Thi Mai, Vinh Hai Ward, Nha Trang City said, “I am old and unable to work much. I donate some kilos of glutinous rice and green beans to make the cakes. Each person can join hands to make a difference.” Phan Thi Mai’s good deed can be also seen in many places these days. In Ninh Hoa, Dien Khanh, Cam Ranh, Cam Lam, etc across Khanh Hoa, many have joined making glutinous rice cakes to send to flood-stricken communities in the central region.
 
Reportedly, Khanh Hoa residents made and sent more than 10.000 glutinous cakes to flooded communities till October 23. Le Thi Tho in Cam Thanh Bac, Cam Lam District said, “Nguyen Thi Cam and I came up with the idea to cook cakes to help flood-hit provinces of Quang Tri, Thua Thien Hue, Quang Binh, Quang Nam, etc. 1,500 cakes have been cooked thanks to the help of many people. We are cooking 1,500 more cakes. All glutinous rice cakes, necessities and cash were sent to the flooded areas on October 24."
 
 
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Nha Trang residents help loading relief packages to flood-hit communities.
 
 
 
 
Inspiring kindness and good deeds
 
Truong Tan Hung, Chairman of Khanh Hoa Comrade Association said, “in order to give immediate support to families left homeless by the flood, we have launched a campaign to call for the donation such as necessities, milk, footwear, school bags from teachers, students and their parents as well as scholarships to help children in flooded areas. Hundreds of cardboard boxes of instant noodles and milk were sent to the central region through Comrade Association on October 19-22."
 
When the floodwater subsides, gas cookers and food are more urgent in need than life jackets. The group received 500 relief packages of medicinal oil and foot cream to send to flooded residents on the morning of October 23.
 
Phan Hoang Long, a banking officer in Nha Trang City together with a group of pickup truck drivers has called for donation to help flood victims since the early days of the catastrophic flooding. When the flooding swept through Thua Thien Hue, Quang Binh and Quang Tri, the group supported the evacuation of those stranded by rising floodwaters. The group mobilized and delivered about 4,000 life jackets to residents in the flood- ravaged provinces of Quang Binh and Quang Tri till October 22.
 
Many group of volunteers even risked crossing flooded areas to reach residents struggling in deep water and give them immediate supplies. Many volunteers willingly cut their spending or sold some valuable things to donate to the distressed. Some students broke their piggy banks and donated their small savings to help other students hit by the recent flooding with the hope they would soon recover from the natural disaster and get back to school. Workers still struggling from the COVID-19 impacts were willing to donate their one day’s pay to help flood-hit residents. Salesmen donated rice, meat and helped with wrapping and cooking glutinous rice cakes for the effected in the central region. “Although my family still has to rent a house, we feel so fortunate compared with those left hungry and homeless as everything has been swept away by the flood. How can they survive the disaster? Therefore, they got our work leave and started seeking for donation to help flood-hit residents and hope they would soon get through the hard time," said Phung Duc Minh, a worker residing in Phuoc Dong Commune, Nha Trang City
 
 

 

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Tan Lap 2 Primary School, Nha Trang City donate books, notebooks and other study items to children in flooded areas.
 
 
Especially, many young people made good use of technology to call for help on social network. The Inspiring kindness and contributions of several individuals, groups and organizations have been promoted nationwide, highly appreciated as their efforts are making a difference in the community.
 
Khanh Hoa Province has extracted VND2 billion from the provincial budget sent to Vietnam Fatherland Front Committee to help flood-hit communities. Khanh Hoa Party Committee, People’s Council, People’s Committee and Fatherland Front Committee have launched a campaign to call for donations to residents hit by the natural disaster in the central region. Vietnam Fatherland Front Committee received VND500 million from organizations and individuals on the first day of the call. The call of  donation across Khanh Hoa continues to help flood-stricken provinces.
 
Đ.L - M.H
Translated by N.T