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Young people give free meals to the less fortunate in Saigon

Friday, September 04, 2020, 10:03 GMT+7
Young people give free meals to the less fortunate in Saigon
A member of the group ‘Quyet tam manh’ gives a meal and a bottle of water to a homeless person on Ung Van Khiem Street in Binh Thanh District, Ho Chi Minh City, September 2, 2020. Photo: Hoang An / Tuoi Tre

A group of five young Vietnamese spent the National Day holiday going around Ho Chi Minh City to give free meals to people in need.

While most people enjoyed National Day, a holiday celebrating Vietnam’s independence on September 2, doing leisure activities, the five members of ‘Quyet tam manh’ (Strong Determination) spent the day doing good for others.

The group began their day by handing out 450 bottles of water and 600 face masks to workers who were taking a rest and pedestrians on the sidewalk of Hoang Minh Giam Street that runs along Gia Dinh Park in Go Vap District.

The members then rushed to prepare 200 free meals for the poor, including lottery ticket sellers and homeless people, on Ung Van Khiem Street in Binh Thanh District and Ba Thang Hai Street in District 10.

A member of the group ‘Quyet tam manh’ gives a bottle of water to a lottery ticket seller in Go Vap District, Ho Chi Minh City, September 2, 2020. Photo: Nhat Thinh / Tuoi Tre

A member of the group ‘Quyet tam manh’ gives a bottle of water to a lottery ticket seller in Go Vap District, Ho Chi Minh City, September 2, 2020. Photo: Nhat Thinh / Tuoi Tre

According to the group’s leader Le Quang Van Long, all the expenses for the charitable activities were covered by the group members.

“The group is a destination for young people who love to do charity work. We want to spread the spirit of thinking of others to the young people,” Long said.

“It’s not the value of what they give but the kind hearts of these young people that touched me deeply,” said Dao Minh Tram, a beneficiary in Go Vap District.

Two members of the group ‘Quyet tam manh’ prepare free meals for people in need in Ho Chi Minh City, September 2, 2020. Photo: Nhat Thinh / Tuoi Tre

Two members of the group ‘Quyet tam manh’ prepare free meals for people in need in Ho Chi Minh City, September 2, 2020. Photo: Nhat Thinh / Tuoi Tre

A female scrap dealer receives a free meal and a bottle of water from the group ‘Quyet tam manh’ in Ho Chi Minh City, September 2, 2020. Photo: Hoang An / Tuoi Tre

A female scrap dealer receives a free meal and a bottle of water from the group ‘Quyet tam manh’ in Ho Chi Minh City, September 2, 2020. Photo: Hoang An / Tuoi Tre

Two female scrap dealers eat free meals given by the group ‘Quyet tam manh’ in Ho Chi Minh City, September 2, 2020. Photo: Hoang An / Tuoi Tre

Two female scrap dealers eat free meals given by the group ‘Quyet tam manh’ in Ho Chi Minh City, September 2, 2020. Photo: Hoang An / Tuoi Tre

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