Charity walk held to support poor communities in Ho Chi Minh City - Charity walk held to support poor communities in Ho Chi Minh City - Website Ho Chi Minh City
As many as 14,000 people engaged in the 10th Lawrence S.Ting charity walk around Phu My Hung urban area, Ho Chi Minh City's District 7, on January 24, in a bid to lend the local needy a helping hand.
The event has been held annually by the Lawrence S.Ting Community Support Fund of Taiwan.
The charity walk not only contributes to raising donations for disadvantaged people but also promotes an active lifestyle with positive impact on society, said Mai Ba Hung, Deputy Director of the municipal Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism.
According to the event’s management board, participants donated more than 3 billion VND (139,808 USD), which will be handed over to the Funds for the Poor of District 7, District 8, Nha Be and Binh Chanh Districts. Part of the donations will also go to local sport talents with disadvantaged background.
The Lawrence S.Ting Community Support Fund has organised 10 charity walks thus far, attracting over 134,000 participants and collecting some 20 billion VND (932,053 USD) worth of donations.