28th October 2020
Dear friends, members and supporters,
Thank you very much for your very generous and swift support for our recent Vietnam Flood Appeal.
We are deeply touched by the overwhelming responses of so many generous friends and donors from Australia and abroad, many of whom we have never met or known before.
We have received $31,578.45 from 109 donors as at the time of this email. Official receipts for tax purposes have been sent to all donors with known email addresses. If you have not done so, please let us know your email address so we can send receipt to you.
We have sent:
➢ $5,000 to Tuổi Trẻ Newspaper
➢ $8,000 to Dr Trần Đức Anh Sơn and his associates
➢ $5,000 to Mr Trần Quyết Thắng of Rebike For Kids
These organisations are well known and trusted in Vietnam for their prompt and effective relief work. Your donations have been used to buy essential provisions such as medicine, food and day to day needs such as clothing, blankets, cooking utensils, etc. As this newsletter is being sent out, these much needed provisions are being urgently delivered to flood victims in Hà Tĩnh, Quảng Bình, Quảng Trị and Thừa Thiên provinces in Central Vietnam.
The worst is not over! Central Vietnam is bracing for more flooding: Hurricane No. 9 hasarrived in Central Vietnam today, 28th of October. We are keeping in touch with relief partners in Vietnam to send the remaining balance of your donations.
Our relief work will continue as we need to help with the rebuilding of houses and schools damaged by flood, the provision of seeds to farmers. This work is vital for the people of Central Vietnam to get back on their feet and rebuild their lives.
Thank you for trusting us with your very generous gifts to enable us to reach out to the people of Central Vietnam in their most difficult time.
Lý Gia Nhẫn
President – Vietnam Foundation