(HBO) - Starting to build the fund of "The Gratitude of Teammate” in 2013 with the purpose of supporting and helping the veterans having difficulty in housing, the Veterans’ Association of Lac Son district has always affirmed to be a pioneer in the movement "Together we can change the world”, " The leaves protect tattered ones”.

The veteran, Mr. Bui Van Dung (the rightmost), from Doi village, Vu Binh commune (Lac Son) is excited to have a nice and clean new house.

In order to effectively build the fund of "The Gratitude of Teammate” and to create a consensus among the veteran members, right from the beginning of the year, the Veterans’ Association of the district has implemented plans to each level of the Association, mobilizing each member to contribute 25,000 dongs. They have classified, reviewed and evaluated the poor households. The have directly gone to grassroots level to verify, avoiding the wrong support and missing the disadvantaged members. 

In the case of being supported, each household would receive 25 million VND, the missing money would be contributed by the family or mobilized from the relatives. They actively propagated the Association's facilities having the supported veteran members to build houses with the help of working days and the house foundation. They selected the practical gifts for the families when handing over and inaugurating a new house”.

In addition to mobilizing the fund of "The Gratitude of Teammate” from the officials and veteran members, in 2019, the district’s Veterans’ Association cooperated with the Veterans’ Entrepreneur Association of Lac Son district and the Soldiers’ Association protecting the ancient Citadel of Quang Tri in 1972 to hand over 3 houses with a total supported fund of 100 million VND.

Due to the effects of Covid-19 epidemic, in the first months of the year, the process of construction and handover of the houses was behind schedule. Currently, there are more than 10 veteran households still having difficulty in housing, the poverty rate is estimated at 11% in the whole district. In the coming time, the district’s Veterans’ Association will promote the propaganda and closely coordinate with the associations, the unions to direct the grassroots Associations to urgently carry out the remaining works, ensuring the completion of the houses of "The Gratitude of Teammate” according to the set number and target. 

It is important to ensure the support for the households having difficulty in housing so that they can move to live in new houses and stabilize their life before the Lunar New Year 2021. Thereby, the economy is step by step developing, contributing to promoting the local socio-economic development.

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