SABECO launches 'Community Care' programme to support affected communities

Friday, Aug 20, 2021 13:26

The 'Community Care' programme gave ventilators and equipment to the Hospital for Tropical Diseases. — Photo courtesy of SABECO

Saigon Alcohol Beer and Beverage Joint Stock Corporation (SABECO) has partnered with the Viet Nam Youth Federation to officially launch 'Community Care', a corporate social responsibility (CSR) programme to help healthcare workers on the front line and affected communities in the fight against COVID-19.

'Community Care' started on Thursday in HCM City, Binh Duong, Dong Nai, Can Tho and Khanh Hoa as well as in more isolated areas such as Tay Ninh, Vung Tau and Soc Trang. The programme is expected to end on 26 August.

The programme includes the donation of seven anti-invasive and non-invasive ventilators; 65,000 N95 medical masks and 4-piece protective gear; 35,500 hand-sanitiser bottles and 20,000 boxes of purified water to support frontliners during this critical time.

In response to Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh’s call for social security packages to disadvantaged households, SABECO and the Viet Nam Youth Federation (VYF) Central committee helped deliver and distribute 5,000 essential packages with a total value of VND2 billion to 5,000 affected families in quarantine zones in eight cities in partnership with MM Mega Market, VYF’s member and local youth. The total contribution of medical equipment and packages is valued at VND10 billion.

“Together, we are facing a truly unprecedented situation and COVID- 19 pandemic is affecting us, our families and everyone across the country. In addition to the immediate and grave health concerns, we are seeing increasing unease everywhere in our communities. Our thoughts and prayers go out to everyone who has been impacted by the virus, directly or indirectly. As SABECO is a company with a long-standing history in Vietnam, this is the period we need to come together and play our role to join the tremendous and ceaseless efforts to prevent the spread of COVID-19,” shared Bennett Neo, General Director of SABECO.

He added: “With the spirit of stronger together, the “Community Care” programme aims to share shoulders with our national frontliners, in which SABECO committed to stand side by side with Vietnam and its people in the fight against COVID-19.”

SABECO has always been committed to the role of a responsible corporate citizen to the country, especially during critical times. SABECO is considered one of the largest contributors to the State budget. SABECO's business activities have provided stable employment for more than 12,000 employees in its ecosystem. — VNS

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