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More stars have donated to help the victims of the ongoing wildfire on the eastern coast of Korea.
On Friday, March 4, a large wildfire 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 has continued to spread to other eastern coastal cities like Donghae and Gangneung.
Celebrities who have already given to the cause include BTS’ 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 many more.
On March 9, the Hope Bridge Association of the National Disaster Relief shared that Park Shin Hye had donated 50 million won for the support and recovery of the victims of the wildfire. Park Shin Hye had previously donated to disaster relief in cases like the 2019 Gangwon Province wildfire and the 2020 local flooding.
On March 10, the Korean Red Cross shared that trot singer Young Tak had donated 100 million won two days earlier to support the neighborhoods affected by the wildfire in Gangwon and North Gyeongsang Province. Young Tak has a previous history of working with the Red Cross, having volunteered to give blood in December during the surge in COVID-19 cases.
Also on March 10, the Hope Bridge Association announced that Jun Ji Hyun had donated 100 million won to the victims of the wildfire as well. 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 Hope Bridge Association’s Honors Club, a group of the charity’s largest donors, signifying her commitment to ongoing donations. She had previously donated to help the victims of the 2019 wildfire and 2020 floods as well.
Earlier in the 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 wildfire. 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 buy necessary appliances, furniture, and living supplies for the victims, 150 million will be directed toward efforts to rebuild the burned neighborhoods, and 50 million will go toward the psychological treatment of children in the affected regions.
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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