David Duong donates $100,000 to Vietnam’s COVID-19 relief efforts

10:19 | 16/04/2020
David Duong, president of California Waste Solutions (CWS) cum CEO of Vietnam Waste Solutions (VWS), has recently donated $100,000 (VND2.3 billion) to the fund to cover Vietnam's fight against COVID-19, which was set up by Vietnamese expatriates living in the western states of the United States.
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David Duong presenting a donation of $100,000 to the Consul General of Vietnam in San Francisco

At the donation ceremony at the Consulate General of Vietnam to the United States in San Francisco, Vietnamese Consul General Nguyen Trac Toan showed his deep gratitude to donors, who themselves are affected by the pandemic but do not hesitate to aid their home country.

He stated that in the raging COVID-19, wherever the Vietnamese are living, the everlasting power of solidarity and unity among them have been proven to be stronger than ever. These fuel the strong belief that Vietnam will overcome the disaster. He added the Consul General will quickly transfer all donations to Vietnam to timely help the fight against the pandemic.

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The donation ceremony at the Consulate General of Vietnamese to the US in San Francisco

On behalf of Vietnamese expats, David Duong underlined that no matter what they do and where they live, Vietnamese people abroad never forget their home country. Additionally, the community declared its firm belief in the Vietnamese government as well. They are more certain that the COVID-19 will soon be over due to the unity of Vietnamese people and proper control of the state.

While the COVID-19 is increasingly more complex, Consul General Nguyen Trac Toan has warned people to closely follow safety requirements in the country where they are living and to act in the spirit of solidarity. Collective action by each Vietnamese person will build up a peaceful, safe, and united Vietnam in the eyes of international friends.

On this occasion, the representative of the expat community also appreciated the consideration and kind help of the Consul General to Vietnamese people abroad.

VWS gifted VND200 million ($8,700) to support the fight against COVID-19, as well as drought and salinity in the south of Vietnam.

On March 20, Vietnam Waste Solutions, which is 100 per cent owned by California Waste Solutions, donated VND200 million ($8,700) to follow the call of the Standing Committee of the Vietnamese Fatherland Front to join the fight against COVID-19, as well as drought and salinity in the south.

With the great moral tradition of “Good leaves cover torn leaves”, CWS and VWS have been devoting themselves to charitable causes, in close collaboration with the city to ease the deprivations and hardships of citizens in recent years.

By Truc Anh

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