GBA, VGFA Join Hands in Fight against COVID-19

10:20:39 AM | 9/9/2021

The 4th wave of COVID-19 in Vietnam is still ongoing. To help where it is needed the most, the German Business Association in Vietnam (GBA) and the Vietnam–Germany Friendship Association (VGFA) started the joint donation campaign “Direct help in challenging times”.

The members of the GBA followed the call and, until now, have collected a total amount close to VND600 million. Besides cash donations used to distribute food to the unprivileged, several members have donated medical equipment that is distributed to front-line hospitals. So far, the combined donations of GBA members and VGFA members covers the supply for almost 3,000 households in districts 4, 8, 12, Go Vap, Hoc Mon, Binh Thanh, Binh Chanh, Tan Phu, Binh Tan and Thu Duc City.

Mr. Alexander Goetz, Chairman of the GBA joined the distribution and shared: “The situation and circumstances under which so many families here have to survive during this sharp lockdown are dire. The positive attitude that I witnessed despite the hardships gives hope. Nevertheless, I hope that we can soon get back to normal and life gets easier for the citizens of Ho Chi Minh City.”

Mr. Nguyen Anh Tuan, Chairman of the VGFA shared: “All of us were very expeditious, closely coordinated with many parties, quickly implemented the work and overcame the difficulties caused by the COVID-19 pandemic in order to complete the tasks in this campaign. With honor, we have been able to represent all the donors to bring warmth and trust to the community, directly handing the donations to families in great difficulty in many lockdown areas in Ho Chi Minh City.”

By Nguyen Mai, Vietnam Business Forum