On Sunday June 12th 2016, together with a “funny guy” named James who was well-known for his penalty for “garbage collection without permission”, employees from Thu Cuc International General Hospital participated in environmental protection activities at 45 Xuan Dieu Street. These people spent all day collecting garbage and cleaning up dumped waste which has existed for a long time in the heart of the capital.
This is one of the voluntary activities of Thu Cuc International General Hospital in order to remove garbage landfill, contributing to the protection of city environment. This meaningful activity has attracted the interest of the young people from Thu Cuc Hospital. Especially, the participation of the “Garbage collecting guy” James Joseph Kendall is the motivation for all participants.
People living around this area said that this landfill has existed here for a long time and it has become bigger and bigger, being filled with household waste and other kinds of waste. Moreover, this garbage dump is located at Xuan Dieu Street, a beautiful road including many villas frequently inhabited by foreigners, and is one of the environmental trouble spots of the city.
In the heat of nearly 40 degree celsius in Hanoi, these voluntary waste collectors from Thu Cuc Hospital and James equipped with nose-and-mouth masks, heavy gloves and other stools stepped down into the polluted ditch to pick up trash and clean it up. After several hours, the hot weather, polluted air and garbage collection made them sweat a lot but they kept smiling brightly because they felt happy with their small contribution to the environmental protection of city.
All the participants from Thu Cuc hospital has spent a meaningful weekend with the kind-hearted guy-James. And we also believe that he was very happy to join us, too. As he shared on his Facebook “Thanks to everyone at Thu Cuc Hospital that showed up this afternoon! Our team is huge today, thanks to you guys! It’s time to get to work!”
Hereafter are some pictures of this voluntary activity
Environmental protection activity is one of the frequent voluntary activities organized by Thu Cuc International General Hospital. Along with many other voluntary activities, environmental protection activity is one of the practical ones that contributes to the building of a greener – cleaner- and more beautiful- developed Capital.