In Thanh Hoa city from 5-6 December, the emulation group No. 4 of the Red Cross in Thanh Hoa, Nghe An, Ha Tinh, Quang Binh, Quang Tri and Thua Thien Hue organized the review meeting on Red Cross Movement 2018 and deployed 2019 mission.
Mr. Cao Quang Canh – Member of Standing Committee, Chairman of Quang Binh Red Cross, Head of Emulation Group No. 4 – Delivered speech at the Conference
In the task of 2018, Red Cross Chapters of 6 provinces in the North Central Vietnam Emulation Group have stepped up the activities and emulation movements associated with the tasks of each association level, attracted many staff, members, youth, red cross volunteers and people from all walks of life. The value of activities was 267 billion 229 million VND, helping to nearly 1 million turns of beneficiaries and households in difficult circumstances, contributing actively to ensure the social security of the provinces in the Emulation Group.
In the year 2018, the organizations continued to be renovated in the direction of increasing the quality of staff, members and volunteer development. Currently, the whole group has 2,072 grassroots organizations, with 1,942 full-time staff at three levels (provincial, district and commune); 584,559 members and 30,893 volunteers.
Social work and humanitarian assistance are maintained in the direction of sustainable development. All levels in the Emulation Group have done well the propaganda and mobilization of resources; Organizing movements, campaigns such as “Tet for the poor and victims of Agent Orange”, “Humanitarian Month” in 2018 and the Campaign “Each organization, every individual associated with humanitarian address, “Cow Bank” program … with many innovative ways, practical activities to support 485,513 beneficiaries with a total value of 196 billion 895 million VND.
Trainings have been carried out on the prevention of floods and storms at the commune/village levels, training on disaster risk management related to climate change in particular, the model of “Community Resilience” and community response teams in disaster-hit communes were developed in response to natural disasters. Operational value is 26 billion 642 million VND, helping 90,185 turns of people.
Humanitarian medical examination and treatment, free medicine; building first-aid points for victims of traffic accident; Information on clean water, hygiene in emergency situations … have helped 348,848 turns of people valued at 21 billion 673 million VND.
Voluntary blood donation campaign has effectively organized such events as: “Spring Festival” in 2018, “Red Journey – Connecting Blood Vietnam” in 2018; Especially, there are 108 kinds of blood donation clubs. The value is 20 billion 367 million VND.
In 2019, Red Cross emulation group in 6 provinces of North Central Vietnam will focus on the implementation of key tasks and jointly discuss difficulties and obstacles that need to be resolved such as: development of membership, collection of membership fees, improvement of volunteer activities; To consolidate and set up a mobile medical examination and treatment team, to build Red Cross Emergency stations….
Based on results of the review of activities, the Red Cross in Thua Thien Hue, Quang Tri and Ha Tinh are ranked Good; The Red Cross of Quang Binh, Nghe An and Thanh Hoa are highly recommended for the Vietnam Red Cross Societys award.
On this occasion, the group held a handover of a “Red Cross” house for Mr. Tran Manh Ducs family in Ninh Du Village, Quang Ninh Commune, Quang Xuong District, Thanh Hoa City who is a family of poor households. They have no ability to work, they are sick all year round, so they can not afford to build house. The Red Cross of the provinces in the Emulation Group supports 60 million VND, together with the Party Committee, local authorities, mass organizations and neighbors.
Nguyễn Mậu Thường (Hội CTĐ tỉnh QUảng Bình)
Translated by Nguyen Vinh Hoa