There has been a series of donations from Korean stars to prevent the spread of COVID-19 (the new Coronavirus) and help the underprivileged class and medical teams.
BTS’s Suga provided support to his hometown Daegu. According to the Hope Bridge Association of the National Disaster Relief on Feb. 27, Suga donated 100 million won to this charity. Suga, who graduated from Taejeon Elementary School and Gwaneum Middle School in Daegu and moved to Seoul when he was a sophomore at Gangbuk High School, is said to have donated it to help Daegu, which is struggling with COVID-19.
ZICO and U-Know Yunho, member of K-Pop duo TVXQ, donated 30 million won each to the Community Chest of Korea (also known as the “Fruit of Love“) in Seoul. Through the Fruit of Love, ZICO said, “I hope this donation will contribute just a little bit to preventing COVID-19 from infecting our community.” With his donation, U-Know Yunho sent a message of support to Koreans, saying, “I hope everyone cheers up and gets over the difficult situation quickly.”
On the 27th, Apink’s Son Na Eun delivered 50 million won in donations related to COVID-19 to the Daegu Community Chest of Korea. “I decided to practice a charity to add a little help to Daegu, which is experiencing a tough crisis with COVID-19,” Son said. “I support Daegu citizens to overcome the crisis in unison,” she added.
According to Kang Daniel‘s agency KONNECT Entertainment on the 28th, Kang recently donated 50 million won to the Hope Bridge Association of the National Disaster Relief. “I wanted to help the medical staff who are having a hard time just a little,” Kang stated it through his agency.
And today (Feb. 28), WorldShare, an international relief and development NGO, announced that actress Kim Ji Won contributed 20 million won to the medical teams fighting against COVID-19. With the donation delivered by Kim Ji Won, WorldShare will support medical staff and patients at Keimyung University Dongsan Medical Center in Daegu, where they are desperately struggling on the ground. “I was sad to see the medical teams struggling with COVID-19, which has been spreading in Daegu and Gyeongsangbuk-do region day by day. I just want to support them who are working hard in the front line and help those who are having a hard time,” said Kim Ji Won, adding, “I wish the COVID-19 crisis calm down swiftly and all people can overcome this hardship together.”
On the 27th, Jung Woo Sung supported many people who were overcoming COVID-19 on his Instagram. “I wish you everyone cheer up,” he left a short caption with a photo saying, “thank and support all medical staff, officials and volunteers, who are trying their own best to prevent the contagion of COVID-19 and overcome the damages, at the Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (KCDC), the national public health centers and other medical facilities.” Before posting this message, Jung donated 100 million won to the Community Chest of Korea, which is so-called as the “Fruit of Love.”
Joo Ji Hoon donated 50 million won for the disadvantaged children suffering from COVID-19. On the 26th, Good Neighbors, an international relief and development NGO, reported the news of his donation. “Joo Ji Hoon asked us to use it for the underprivileged children who are having trouble in purchasing preventive supplies for COVID-19,” the charity said.
Yum Jung Ah joined the donation parade through ChildFund Korea (also known as Green Umbrella Children’s Foundation). She has been sponsoring it for nine years and today (Feb. 28) delivered 100 million won in donations to the foundation for the underprivileged children who need to be helped amid the spread of COVID-19.
The celeb couple Kwon Sang Woo and Son Tae Young also donated 100 million won, continuing to make good influences on the society like other stars. This morning (Feb. 28), the Korean Red Cross told Sports World (the Korean daily newspaper) that Kwon Sang Woo and Son Tae Young donated 100 million won to stop the spread of COVID-19 to the local community and prevent the low-income and vulnerable class from being infected by the virus. “We’re trying to convey warm and sincere hearts of our donors who want to help the situation get stabilized very soon,” added the organization.