South Korean celebrities continue to lend a helping hand in the relief of earthquake damage in Turkey and Syria.
Actor Im Siwan and WINNER’s Kim Jin Woo donated 10 million Won (approx. $8,000) each to the Hope Bridge National Disaster Relief Association on February 8th. Shin Min Ah also donated 50 million Won (approx. $40,000) to the Hope Bridge National Disaster Relief Association. Hope Bridge plans to use the donations to rebuild medical facilities in the affected area and treat victims according to the will of Im Si Wan, Jinu, and Shin Min Ah.
An official from Im Siwan’s agency, Plum A&C, told Hope Bridge, “Im Si Wan participated in the donation in the hope that many people would join him in helping the victims of the disaster in the two countries that were completely in ruins.” An official from Shin Min Ah’s agency, AM Entertainment, revealed the background of the donation, saying, “Shin Min Ah asked for appropriate support for victims who lost their homes due to a sudden big earthquake, and decided to participate with the hope that additional damage would not occur.”
Actor and singer Yang Dong Geun visited the Turkish Embassy in Korea that day, met with Turkish Ambassador Murat Tamer to comfort him, and donated 10 million Won (approx. $8000) in relief money. Yang Dong Geun said, “I was so heartbroken to see the article and the photograph of the father who was shocked while holding the hand of the dead baby. With the same fatherly heart, I convey my deep condolences to the victims in Turkey.”
On February 8th, broadcaster Jang Seong Gu directly revealed on his SNS that he had donated 23 million Won (approx. $18,000) along with an article saying, “I hope that there will be no further loss of life and that the damage in the two countries will be restored as soon as possible.” Rapper DinDin also revealed the fact that he donated 10 million Won (approx. $8000) to the Korean Red Cross through SNS and wished, “I hope you will return to your warm daily life as soon as possible.”
Jang Geun Suk has also donated 100 million won to the United Nations Korean Committee to help the residents of Turkey and Syria affected by an earthquake. He expressed hope that the earthquake victims can quickly return to their daily lives and encouraged others to show interest and offer help in the current situation.
Hyeri also donated 50 million won to help children affected by the earthquake in Turkey and Syria. She said that she couldn’t go directly to help because of the urgent situation but wanted to support the activities of the United Nations. Actress Yoo In Na donated 30 million won to the Hope Bridge National Disaster Relief Association, and Lee Yong Jin donated 30 million won to the Korean Red Cross.
Park Bo Young also donated 30 million won to help with the efforts to overcome the earthquake damage in Turkey and Syria