Walk campaign to raise funds for the needy launched in Long An ​

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(VOVWORLD) -A ceremony was launched Sunday in Long An province in response to the “Million steps of kindness” walk campaign to call on the community to engage in physical activities to raise donations to the needy.
Walk campaign to raise funds for the needy launched in Long An ​ - ảnh 1Participants at the launch ceremony in Long An province on April 14, 2024. (Photo: VNA)

The campaign is held by the Vietnam Red Cross Society (VRC) and the Vietnam Youth Federation in collaboration with vRace and FPT Online via the app web/mobile/app vRace.

The campaign, held in celebration of the 70th anniversary of the Dien Bien Phu Victory, May 7, and Hanoi’s Liberation Day, October 10, will last for 56 days, from February 25 to April 21 as it represented 56-day historic campaign of the Dien Bien Phu Victory that “resounded across the five continents and shook the globe”.

Addressing the launch ceremony, Hoang Van Sinh, Chairman of the provincial Red Cross Society, said that the "Million Steps of Kindness" campaign encourages the spirit of proactive health training and spreads the spirit of solidarity, healthy lifestyle, and promoting compassionate actions in the community.

Launched on February 25, the campaign aims to build seven kitchens for semi-boarding students in mountain areas, provide sustainable livelihoods to 70 low-income families, essential goods for 700 disadvantaged households, nutrition advice and assistance to 7,000 children from poor families, and free health examination and treatment to 7,000 people in disadvantaged circumstances in the northern mountainous provinces of Dien Bien, Son La, and Thai Nguyen.

The participation by each person is not only a physical act for their health, but also a demonstration of the continuation of the traditional kindness and heroism passed down from former generations.

The launch ceremony in Long An attracted 700 civil servants, public employees, volunteers, Red Cross youth and Youth union members and students from high schools.