Dear VMware friends:
Vietnam is experiencing the worst COVID outbreak since the start of the pandemic. Thousands have died, but the worst is yet to come. Only 1% of the total population has been fully vaccinated. The country is in total lockdown, and millions of unfortunate people cannot work to earn a little income to support their daily living basis. The healthcare system in Ho Chi Minh city, the largest city and also the epicenter of the outbreak, is on the brink of collapse.
I was in Vietnam just a few weeks ago so I could witness this hardship myself. It broke my heart.
We’re raising money to provide emergency support to low-income families and frontline workers in Vietnam’s hardest hit communities. With a donation of $8, you can give an essential food package — containing 5kg of rice, 1 bottle of cooking oil, 1 bottle of soy sauce or fish sauce, and a pack of sardine can — that can help a person survive for 2 weeks!
All donations will be sent to VietBay Inc., a 501©(3) non-profit organization formed by a group of Vietnamese professionals in the San Francisco Bay Area. All US donations are tax deductible.
VietBay Inc. work with The Lotus Charity Foundation (Quỹ Từ thiện Bông Sen), the operator of Quan Com Nu Cuoi, VNHELP, JOY Foundation, and other grassroot groups, to prepare and distribute gift packages and PPE directly to the unfortunate people and medical workers in Vietnam.
I will personally match every dollar you donate up to the first $2,000. And with VMware's generous matching program - every dollar from your contribution will have a quadruple effect!
Please note "Help Vietnamese struggling due to COVID" in your contribution.
Learn more about the situation in Vietnam:
Learn more about our campaign:
Our current goal for this campaign is $20,000.
Thank you for your help from the bottom of my heart. Let's beat COVID-19, together!