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An Cuong Wood – Spreading love across whole country

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During the toughest days early this year when Vietnam was making great efforts to contain Covid-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus, many hospitals and scores of frontline health care workers were coming under pressure to provide treatment to patients.

Aware of the hard times, local enterprises have rolled up their sleeves to jointly stamp out the coronavirus pandemic with the entire country, in response to the Government’s call for action “Fighting Covid-19 is like fighting enemies.”

With the desire to join hands with the HCMC health sector in this war, An Cuong Wood Working JSC in coordination with Hung Thinh Corporation on April 9 donated VND3.3 billion to the health care workers of the HCMC Hospital for Tropical Diseases. Of this, VND500 million in cash was donated by An Cuong Wood.

Speaking at a meeting with the hospital’s representatives, Le Thanh Phong, vice general director of An Cuong Wood, said that the wood processor expected the donation could partially help the hospital with more resources to contain the spread of the deadly virus.

“Joining hands with the whole nation to combat the pandemic is the responsibility as well as the pride of An Cuong, Hung Thinh and our all employees,” Phong added.

Besides this, the wood processor has donated VND50 million to the “Saigon Times-Great Circles” program organized by the Saigon Times Group to provide relief aid to those vulnerable to the disease, and VND32.5 million to the Fatherland Front Committee of Ward 7 in HCMC’s District 8, aiming to support poor families to weather the storm caused by this health crisis.

As the country is trying its best to deal with the pandemic, the contribution of businesses and the community is expected to help the country to overcome this hardship soon.

Children pose for a group photo in a charity program held by An Cuong

Spreading love – Accompanying you to school

With an aim to help underprivileged students living in remote, mountainous regions earn knowledge, An Cuong decided to present more than 100 gift sets to students of Lung Ga school in Hoa An District of the northern mountainous province of Cao Bang in December 2018.

The life of children in mountainous areas is more disadvantaged both materially and spiritually than their peers in other parts of the country. Temporary schools made of local traditional materials such as bamboo and straw pose a risk of having their roofs blown off and walls collapsed during storms or heavy downpours. Amid such situation, in September last year, the Smile of Hope Fund under An Cuong Wood Working Company built and renovated a kindergarten in Thuong An Hamlet, Bac Giang District in the northern mountainous province of Ha Giang.

By developing a decent school for disadvantaged children in remote areas, An Cuong understood that only knowledge can help tap and fully unlock the potential of the children there so as to make comprehensive and sustainable changes in the future. This is the responsibility and the pride of An Cuong.

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Aside from activities enabling students to make headway on the knowledge pathway, the Smile of Hope Fund founded by Le Duc Nghia, general director of An Cuong Wood, over the past years has offered prompt support to people with unfortunate fates or those living in poverty-stricken families.

Charitable activities have laid a solid foundation for An Cuong to raise its humanity in building the business culture and made a contribution to the firm’s efforts to achieve sustainable growth. Moreover, the wood processor wants to share the kindness through its charity events to develop civilized and positive communities, to spread love and care to every corner across the country.

By Hong Ngan

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