freemexy: Donations of winter apparel warm people in distant poverty pocket
Donations of winter apparel warm people in distant poverty pocket
Minhang’s donation of winter clothing to an underdeveloped county in China’s northwestern Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region was warmly received by residents there.To get more Minhang District news, you can visit shine news official website.
More than 3,000 articles of clothes and 100 pairs of boots were sent to Zepu County in southwest of Xinjiang.
“I’m so happy and grateful to receive new clothes from the nice people in Minhang,” said a local student at the donation cermony. “I will study very hard in school this year.”
The donations were organized by the civil affairs division and cooperation and exchange office of the Minhang government. About 550 boxes of clothing were donated within a short time after the appeal began.
Minhang has been “paired” with Zepu since 2010 as part of national efforts to marshal the resources of wealthy areas of the nation to aid poverty pockets.
Minhang’s contributions have included help for Zepu enterprises, exchange programs and social assistance.
Its aid model has been praised by the National Development and Reform Commission.
Minhang’s Party chief Zhu Zhisong led a delegation to Zepu last summer. The district allocated more than 14 million yuan (US$2.1 million) in poverty aid for Zepu.
Apart from aid to the Xinjiang county, Minhang also has helped in flood relief to Sichuan and Yunnan provinces.
In Zepu, Minhang has helped build hospitals, factories and tourism sites to boost the local economy. “We are deeply thankful for the help from Minhang,” said Yang Xiuzhi, a local resident.“It shows the Party and the government care about us. It makes me want to contribute and do my bit.”