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These masks were purchased from a fundraiser of more than 85,000USD from nearly 1,000 domestic and foreign individuals and organizations, especially overseas Vietnamese in the US, including VietBay, Asia Partners, VNHelp, and Good Book Fund to support the COVID-19 prevention and control work in Vietnam.

43,200 N95-8210 specialized medical masks of the program, worth more than 32,000 USD, received transportation and customs clearance support from the Consul General of Vietnam in San Francisco, State Commission for Overseas Vietnamese under the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Innovation Network under the Ministry of Planning and Investment, and some individuals and businesses.

Receiving the masks donated by overseas Vietnamese, doctors were very touched by the kindness of benefactors who have accompanied the frontline workers against the pandemic in Vietnam in general and HCMC in particular.

Previously, 46,000USD from the campaign "10,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccine for Vietnam" donated by Vietnamese people at home and abroad was directly transferred to Vietnam's national COVID-19 vaccine fund. This amount is the result of the two groups “Joining Hands for Vietnam” and “Support Young Scholars” calling for and donating from Vietnamese people around the world, especially Vietnamese in the US, through many meaningful activities and joining hands of a large number of overseas Vietnamese students and former overseas Vietnamese students in the US.

In the coming time, the group "Joining hands for Vietnam" said it will continue to call on donors to raise funds to buy masks to support doctors and volunteers in the COVID-19 prevention and control in Ho Chi Minh City and call for joint support for orphans due to the COVID-19 pandemic./.

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