Vietnamese community in US support homeland in COVID-19 fight

VOV.VN - Vietnam’s Consulate General in San Francisco has pledged to transfer all proceeds raised by the Vietnamese expat community in the US to help combat the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in the homeland, said Consul General Nguyen Trac Toan at the handover ceremony on April 13.

At the event, Consul General Nguyen Trac Toan heaped praise on the contribution made by the overseas Vietnamese community to fight the COVID-19 locally despite encountering numerous difficulties.

Consul General Nguyen Trac Toan stressed that the country’s efforts and swift response to the COVID-19 has been lauded globally.

During the ceremony, David Duong, Chairman of California Waste Solutions, donated US$100,000 while Nguyen Cong Chanh, a representative of Vietnamese expats in California provided approximately US$18,000 in cash to help in efforts to fight the COVID-19 back home.

In addition, members of the overseas Vietnamese community in San Francisco have joined together to present VND200 million to the Vietnam Fatherland Front Central Committee.

To mark the occasion, Vietnamese Consulate General staff in San Francisco and representative offices of Vietnamese agencies and businesses in California have also donated a day’s salary whilst raising a total of US$120,000 and VND200 million to the COVID-19 battle.


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