IU, Lee Byung Hun & Song Kang Ho Each Donate S$110K To Aid Victims Of Korea Forest Fire
More than 7,000 residents have been displaced by the fire which started last Friday.
Korean stars are banding together to help victims displaced by the devastating forest fire which broke out last Friday (Mar 4) in the eastern coastal county of Uljin and continues to ravage parts of South Korea.Parasite star Song Kang Ho, Mr Sunshine’s Lee Byung Hun, Hotel Del Luna actress IU, and Signal's Lee Je Hoon, each donated 100 million won (about S$110K) to disaster-stricken victims, while Goblin actress Kim Go Eun, who is known for her philanthropic efforts, donated 50 mln won (S$55K) through South Korea’s National Disaster Mitigation Association (Hope Bridge). According to Hope Bridge, the funds will be used to provide temporary shelter for the victims.
"I am very worried about the people who have lost their livelihoods due to the forest fire. I hope the fire can be quickly put out and it will not spread further, and I hope that this (donation) can bring warmth to the victims and firefighters,” said Go Eun.
Actress Song Hye Kyo reposted an article on Instagram highlighting the affected areas and urged residents to flee to safety.
She also appealed to her nearly 13 million IG followers to pray for the city of Donghae, where the fire had spread rapidly.
"Watching the news all day. It really tugged at my heartstrings,” she wrote.