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Holding the community spirit aloft

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HCMC – Difficulties are unprecedented as the Covid-19 pandemic has been upending all aspects of life, with numerous enterprises being forced to shut down business and millions of people across the country losing their livelihoods. Amidst the hardship, swift actions have been taken to soothe the pain.

The Government has initiated various solutions to help enterprises, especially small- and medium-sized businesses, survive the tough time with drastic incentives including financial aid and tax breaks, and to help vulnerable people with allowances for laid-off and furloughed workers and direct financial support for poor households.

However, it is among the business community and the vast population that sympathy and generosity have been exhibited in the most diverse and creative way. From free meals offered to poor people to handouts of daily necessities like fish sauce and instant noodle given to the disadvantaged, from hand sanitizers, face masks and personal protective equipment to food and necessary items donated to frontliners against the coronavirus, and from scores of “Zero-Dong Supermarket” in Hanoi to various free rice dispensers commonly known as “Rice ATMs” across the country, various enterprises, charities and groups of people have opened their hearts to the countrymen. Such a noble community spirit is shining brilliantly in a time of high challenge like now.

Given such generous contributions, The Saigon Times is now launching the Corporate Social Responsibility 2020 program (Saigon Times CSR 2020) to hold in high esteem the kind-hearted behaviors and to further promote the community spirit, a long-established tradition that has served as a strong bond gluing the people together to help the country survive tough times.

CSR activities, as a matter of course, are not confined to provisions of essential items to the poor, but also take diverse forms to share the business fruit with the community, from direct support for education and healthcare, social improvement and environmental protection to national development. The Saigon Times CSR 2020 program is expected to become a companion with all philanthropists and generous people to further enrich the community spirit.

Enterprises and organizations with CSR activities are kindly advised to send information regarding such activities to The Saigon Times. Please contact Ms. Nguyen Nhu Huynh via email nhuhuynh@thesaigontimes.vn or mobile phone 0981698697.

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