VietBay COVID-19 relief campaign - Sponsors Newsletter 8/19/2021: masks, PPEs and oximeters

We shared this letter with our contributors and sponsors earlier today. Tôi không có thời gian dịch ra tiếng Việt, nếu mọi người có thắc mắc gì xin cứ hỏi tôi sẽ trả lời.


Dear sponsors,

We’d like to give you an update on the current situation of the COVID-19 outbreak in Vietnam, what we’ve done to help and what will come next. Please let us know if you don’t want to receive further updates.


Current situation


Source: VNExpress


Source: VNExpress

At this point the numbers are just statistics. Please watch this 30 seconds clip to truly experience what’s happening: everything is super overloaded and Saigon’s healthcare system can collapse at any moment.


If you have more time, we highly recommend watching this video of a doctor from Hanoi volunteering to fight COVID in Binh Duong sharing his experience. It's 2 hours but it's worth every second.


What’ve we done?


We have quite a few updates on our homepage:



  • We’ve distributed 17,448 food packages to working people throughout Vietnam.

  • We've shipped 26,300 N95 3M 8210 masks to support front-line medical workers.

  • Aside from the Lotus Foundation, we’ve funded VNHELP, JOY Foundation and 5 more grass-root groups to expand food support to more people.


What are we doing to help?


We're working very hard on this campaign. It's almost become our second job :).


We've been talking to many hospitals and grass-root groups, and have identified three areas that can have the most impact: hospital qualified masks, PPE and personal oximeter (SP02). There are many other things that we can do, and these are what we are going to start with:


1. We're going to order 50,000 masks. We were told from a reliable source that hospitals in Saigon alone would need 300,000 masks in the next 30 days.


2. PPE can be acquired locally, therefore
we’re going to grant $5,000 to the Vietnamese Stand Together team to source and distribute PPE. We’re looking for more local teams to collaborate on this.


3. Oximeters monitor people’s oxygen level. COVID-19 kills patients by silently reducing oxygen in the bloodstream, constantly monitoring is key to reduce severe cases and save lives! We plan to source and ship oximeters from the US to Vietnam. Although we are still evaluating how many we can support, we are anticipating to start with 5,000 units.


What can you do to help?


1. Please continue to support us. Check out our homepage for various ways to make a donation.


2. Share our campaign page on Facebook:


3. Tell us immediately ( if you have any ideas/suggestions on how to raise more money or buy and ship authentic N95 masks, PPEs or oximeters.


Photo of the day


We granted Team Saigon Lovers $5,000 to give 6,000 meals like these 😋😋😋


Thank you for your support!


Unknown said…
Ủa hình như donate từ Nhật bằng Paypal không được anh nhỉ.
Thai Duong said…
Unknown: bạn thử gửi tiền đến account xem có được không?
Unknown said…
À được rồi anh, click trực tiếp vào link trong website vietbay hiện thông báo không support. Vào paypal gởi vào account thì chuyển được :D
Thai Duong said…
Cảm ơn bạn. Nếu được thì nhờ bạn chia sẻ campaign cho bạn bè.