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                                                                                                                     8th of October, 2021

Dear friends, members and supporters,

Update on VNF Vietnam Covid-19 Relief Appeal

It has been a tough time for every one of us. We hope that you and your families are safe and well during the pandemic.

Thank you very much for your swift and very generous support for our recent Vietnam Covid-19 Appeal. We are deeply touched by the overwhelming response of so many generous friends and donors from Australia and abroad, many of whom we have never met or known. 

As at the time of this letter, we have received $49,679 from 115 donors as direct responses to our Vietnam Covid-19 Relief Appeal.

In addition to the above heart-warming result, we have also received contributions from the following Facebook Covid-19 Fundraisers:

– Concert For Saigon Covid FB Fundraiser by Ann Phan, her talented children and their friends: $5,832 from 47 donors.

– Young supporter Mai Ngọc Châu’s (USA) Birthday Covid Fundraiser for VNF: $387.

– Our own VNF FB Fundraiser: $7,544 from 61 donors.

This makes a total of $63,422 so far for our Vietnam Covid-19 Appeal, a fantastic result.

We have sent your donations in 4 separate transfers to our two major charity partners in Vietnamfor their Covid relief works totalling: $45,000 to Chung Tay Vì Cộng Đồng (Volunteer Together As Community) and $15,000 to Hành Trình Yêu Thương (The Journey of Love). In addition, we have also sent $3,000 to Diệu Giác Orphanage in Saigon to help the orphans through the Covid crisis.

Our charity partners have been working tirelessly to provide much needed health-grade PPEs, sanitisers, medical equipment, basic medication and meals to the patients, front-line health workers and volunteers in quarantine centres and hospitals, as well as free meals, food and Covid-safe emergency hospital transport to poor people hard hit economically during the crisis. Your donations have helped make possible their critical relief work in a significant way.

Please take a few minutes to watch this short Youtube video in Vietnamese from Chung Tay Vì Cộng Đồng highlighting their Covid-19 relief works where English subtitles are available with a selection in Youtube’s Settings.

As daily case numbers in Saigon and surrounding areas are still high (around 4000 currently) and the Covid situation in Vietnam is fluid and evolving, there is still a lot more work to be done, and we will endeavour to continue supporting our partners as much as we could. 

Thank you for trusting us with your very generous donations to enable us to extend a helping hand to the people of Saigon and surrounding areas in their most difficult time.

Please stay safe and take care.

Yours gratefully,

Lý Gia Nhẫn,

President

The following clip demonstrates how old bicycles are renewed by R4K, a partner of VNF, then delivered to poor students in Vietnam.

6th of August, 2021

Dear friends, members and supporters,

We sincerely hope that you and your family are safe and well during the worsening COVID-19 pandemic around Australia.

It is tough everywhere, and right now the situation in Vietnam is very grim. The COVID-19 pandemic has caused so much human and economic damages and suffering in Vietnam. Thousands of people are being hospitalised and have died, and the daily number of infected cases is still increasing exponentially.

All those deemed to be ‘close contacts’ (designated as F1 in Vietnam) are being quarantined in make-shift centres, and thousands are without adequate masks, sanitisers, blankets and food. Poor people infected with COVID-19 cannot get to the hospitals due to a severe lack of free emergency vehicles operated by local charities such as our partners. The hospital system is overwhelmed, with doctors, nurses and staff exhausted and unable to cope due to the severe shortage of health-grade PPE, medication, consumables and medical equipment.

Saigon is the epicentre of the current pandemic surge, with surrounding towns and cities also severely impacted.

As the needs are so overwhelming and desperate, we cannot wait. Our charity partners in Vietnam are in the thick of the relief work, supporting quarantined centres and hospitals. Right now they are doing all they can around the clock to deliver PPE, food, basic medication, and to provide free emergency transport to poor close contacts and infected people to make-shift quarantine centres and hospitals. Vietnam Foundation has been supporting these partners with our own limited funds.

But it is not enough. So today we are launching our urgent Vietnam COVID-19 Appeal to seek your help in this mammoth task.

In this hour of need, please dig deep and donate to this appeal by one of the following methods:

Bank transfer:

VNF Vietnam Relief Fund

CBA Bank: 062 334 11559666

(Please provide your full name and email address for receipt)

PayPal:

Click on the link below for no-fee PayPal Giving Fund donation

https://www.paypal.com/au/fundraiser/charity/3607411

On VNF Website:

Click on https://vietnamfoundation.org.au/donation-bequest/ for donation by PayPal, Bank transfer or by Cheque.

All the monies from your tax-deductible donations will be used to support our local partners in all the above COVID-19 relief works to reduce infections, provide basic medication, food and PPE in quarantined centres and hospitals in Saigon and surrounding hot-spots .

All donations will be acknowledged, and receipts will be issued for taxation purpose.

Thank you for joining us in extending a helping hand to the people of Saigon and surrounding red zones in their most difficult time.

Yours gratefully,

Lý Gia Nhẫn

President

VNF partners in Saigon: Hành-Trình-Yêu-Thương group provides free transport to the patients and Chung-Tay-Vì-Cộng-Đồng group supplies free grocery in their zero-dollar shop.

With great pleasure, we present to you the VNF newsletter for April 2021

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Towards the end of 2020, seventeen (17) water vats with capacity of 2600 litre each were donated by VNF to the hamlet of My Thanh of Giong Trom district in Ben Tre province. In the last few years, residents in My Thanh hamlet have been increasingly facing the severe shortage of drinking water due to the encroachment of salt water into fresh groundwater supplies. It has worsen the poverty already existed in the area with badly needed money being used to purchase drinking water and extra time and labour devoted to securing usable water. The donated water vats have alleviated many problems for the lucky recipients.

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Ben Tre water vat
Completion ceremony

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