Other stars have donated to help victims of the ongoing wildfires on Korea’s east coast.
On Friday, March 4, a large forest fire broke out on a mountain near the seaside town of Uljin in North Gyeongsang Province. It spread to the nearby city of Samcheok in Gangwon Province and continued to spread to other eastern coastal cities like Donghae and Gangneung.
Celebrities who have already donated to the cause include BTS’s Suga, Shin Min Ah, Hyun Bin, Son Ye Jin, Yoo Jae Suk, Kim Hye Soo, IU, Kim Go Eun, Lee Byung Hun, Song Kang Ho and more. others.
On March 9, the Hope Bridge Association of the National Disaster Relief announced that Park Shin Hye had donated 50 million won for the support and recovery of fire victims. Park Shin Hye had previously donated to disaster relief in cases like the 2019 Gangwon Province wildfire and the 2020 local floods.
On March 10, the Korean Red Cross announced that trotting singer Young Tak had donated 100 million won two days earlier to support neighborhoods affected by wildfires in Gangwon and North Gyeongsang Province. . Young Tak has worked with the Red Cross before, having volunteered to donate blood in December during the spike in COVID-19 cases.
Also on March 10, the Hope Bridge Association announced that Jun Ji Hyun had also donated 100 million won to the victims of the fire. She had previously donated in 2020 to help people recover from the COVID-19 pandemic.
Suzy also donated 100 million won to the victims of the wildfire and joined the Honors Club of the Hope Bridge Association, a group of the charity’s biggest donors, signifying her commitment to the ongoing donations. She previously donated to help victims of the 2019 wildfires and 2020 floods as well.
Earlier this week, the Hope Bridge Association confirmed that SM Entertainment, along with its founder Lee Soo Man, had donated 500 million won to the victims of the fire. YG Entertainment also donated 500 million won to the Hope Bridge Association.
JYP Entertainment donated 300 million won to the non-governmental organization (NGO) World Vision International. 100 million won will be used to purchase household appliances, furniture and supplies needed by the victims, 150 million will be spent on efforts to rebuild burned neighborhoods, and 50 million will go towards psychological treatment of children in affected areas.
Actress Chae Jung Ahn donated 30 million won to the Hope Bridge Association. Actor Lee Dong Wook donated 50 million won to the same charity.
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