Volunteers use cranes to deliver relief packages in HCMC

By Quynh Tran   September 7, 2021 | 05:20 pm GMT+7
A charity group hired two cranes to haul food to the upper floors of a locked down An Quang apartment building in District 10.
At 9 a.m., two crane trucks carrying 2,000 gifts from the BDS Charity Association to An Quang apartment building (ward 9, district 10) distributed to households here.In the past, it took us a lot of time and energy to get to the apartment building and had to climb many floors to give gifts. On the 4th day, the sponsor supported the crane, so volunteering was faster and brought more food for people. , said Mr. Tran Huy Dang, Team Leader.An Quang apartment building was built in 1968, has four floors, no elevator. Rows of houses have deteriorated.

At 9 a.m. Monday, two crane trucks delivered 2,000 food relief packages from BDS Charity Association to An Quang apartment building.
"In the past, it took us a lot of time and energy to climb many floors to hand residents their packages. On the fourth day, a sponsor supported our organization with a crane truck so wecoulddeliver faster and bring more food to more people," said Tran Huy Dang, the team leader.
An Quang, built in 1968, has four floors with no elevator.

About 20 members of the group were busy hooking gift bags to the crane post. Each time hang about 7 bags of essentials including cooking oil, rice, fish sauce, salt... on hooks to pull up the floors in order from high to low.

About 20 members of the group hook gift bags to the crane post. Each of the seven bags contains cooking oil, rice, fish sauce and salt.

The group used two 6.5- and 2.5-ton crane trucks, each carrying more than 400 gifts. Cars parked between apartment blocks have a large space, few wires to bring gifts to each block.

The group used two crane trucks, each carrying more than 400 gift bags. The vehicles parked in empty spaces between apartment blocks, unobstructed by electric wires.

Above, about 30 soldiers of Gia Dinh Regiment and 302nd Division divided into two groups, waiting in the corridor to receive the gift bags that had just been lifted. This job requires a crane driver who is skilled in maneuvering in tight spaces, with a lot of ropes above. Both people above and below also need to coordinate smoothly when working, said the leader of the volunteer group.

About 30 soldiers of Gia Dinh Regiment and 302nd Division, divided into two groups, wait to receive the gift bags.
"This job requires a crane driver skilled in maneuvering in tight spaces, with a lot of wires above. Both people above and below also need to coordinate smoothly," Dang said.

The soldiers walked in a line to bring food to each apartment. It takes about 20 minutes for each block to deliver gifts.

It takes about 20 minutes to supply each family.

Everyone in the apartment was asked by the ward Peoples Committee not to leave the house. Soldiers will place gift bags in front of the door for family members to receive.

Everyone in the apartment block was asked by the ward People's Committee not to leave their homes while soldiers place gift bags in front of the door.

As soon as she received the item, Ms. Duong Thi Minh sprayed disinfectant before bringing it into the house. Distributing food by crane and soldiers delivering it to the door helps us not to go out and limit close contact, she said.

As soon as she received the package, Duong Thi Minh sprayed disinfectanton it before bringing it into her house.
"Distributing food by crane while soldiers make the deliveries help us not to go out and limit close contact with others," she said.

My family has been regularly receiving necessities from the government for a whole month, said Ms. Hoang Hoa.

"My family has been regularly receiving necessities from the government for a whole month," Hoang Hoa said.

At the first floor, due to the low height, the group stood on the trunk of the crane to transport the goods by hand.

On the first floor, due to the low height, the group stood on the trunk of the crane to deliver goods by hands.

By 11 a.m., more than 900 households in An Quang apartment building had all received necessities. The group continued to ride the crane to similar old apartments to distribute all 2,000 gifts.

By 11 a.m., more than 900 households in the An Quang apartment building had received their food relief packages.
The group continuedon to other old apartment complexes to distribute all 2,000 gifts. HCMC has recorded more than 258,500 Covid-19 cases since the end of April.

 
 
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