21,500 text messages sent to help flood victims

(VOVWORLD) -A fund-raising program has received 21,500 short text messages, equivalent to more than 18,000 USD to help people affected by floods and landslide in northern Vietnam, according to the Vietnam Red Cross Society. 

The program was launched by the Society and the National Humanitarian Information Portal 1400 in July 8. It aims to raise at least 65,000 USD. The Red Cross Society has deployed volunteers to communication campaigns in public places and trade centers to encourage people send messages as a donation to flood victims. 

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