The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports on CNN’s Betty Nguyen and her annual visits to Vietnam, where she was born and from where her family fled in 1975. Using funds raised via the non-profit she founded, Help the Hungry, Nguyen brings clothes, food, and medications to Vietnamese in need, often in monsoon-ravaged areas.
Nguyen describes the living conditions she has witnessed: “Just to see that existence, it is not even living, it’s just existence, is heart wrenching,” she reflects. “I got a good look at how poor and how destitute they are, and how truly blessed I really am. And because I am blessed, I have to take responsibility for that.”