Companies pitch in to battle COVID-19

Saturday, Apr 11, 2020 10:30

Many companies contribute to the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. — VNS Photo

More and more companies, both Vietnamese and foreign, are contributing to the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.

TCP Group, the Thai owner of Red Bull and Warrior energy drink brands, has donated more than VND900 million in cash and kind to the Vietnam Fatherland Front.

Of this VND500 million is meant for Bach Mai Hospital in Ha Noi, which has been the hardest hit but is on the frontline of battling the pandemic.

Nguyen Thanh Huan, general director of the company, said: “We acknowledge that this is a tough time for Viet Nam, and that it is necessary to share the burden with the community. We hope that the efforts of TCPVN Company and other businesses, along with the Government, will help all of us pull through this crisis as soon and safely as possible.”

At a regional level, TCP Group has complied with social responsibility norms, supporting several governments in dealing with the COVID-19 outbreak.

The company and its partners have donated to support Wuhan in China and Myanmar, and handed over 120,000 face masks with nano zinc oxide technology and automatic diagnostic tools to some hospitals in Thailand.

Ford Motor Company Fund announced two opportunities for Ford employees around the world who are seeking to give back while honouring stay-at-home recommendations.

The COVID-19 Donation Match programme is a combined effort by the Ford Fund and Ford executive chairman Bill Ford that will match $500,000 in donations to designated community organisations in the fight against COVID-19, raising a potential $1 million for groups battling the pandemic across the globe.

In Viet Nam, funds are being raised to fund the purchase of masks, hand sanitiser liquids and food for underprivileged people in cities by Ford Vietnam, non-profit organisation Live & Learn and Vietnam Pick-up Club (PVC).

The Saigon Beer-Alcohol-Beverage Joint Stock Corporation has joined hands with the fight against COVID-19 by providing essential items to over 20,000 healthcare officials and people working in quarantine centres across the country.

It has so far donated 2.5 tonnes of rice, nearly 580,000 water bottles and 40,460 hand sanitisers in HCM City, Can Tho, Ha Noi, Duong, Khanh Hoa, Tien Giang, and Ben Tre. — VNS

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