Celebrity baseball team ZomaZoma has donated 10 million won (~10,000 USD) to help the victims of the Sewolho Ferry tragedy.
Comedian Shim Hyun Seob, the leader of the team, revealed on April 18, “The members of ZomaZoma have joined their forces and collected 10 million won for the families affected by the Sewolho incident.”
“After talking about Sewolho in our chatting room, we felt bad, and someone suggested we should raise funds together. ZomaZoma has won a lot, but we also do a lot of charity work,” the leader continued.
In just a few hours, the members raised 10 million won for the victims of the tragedy. Out of the 30 members, around 20 active members were the ones to donate funds.
“We requested the help of broadcast workers. YTN’s Jung Chan Bae anchor told us he is currently at the scene, and we are considering delivering the money through him after he returns to Seoul. We hope to deliver the aid quick, so it would help [those in need],” Shim Hyun Seob expressed.
“In this situation, we need to rescue even just one person quickly, and minimize the number of casualties. I can only imagine how scared the children must be. The whole nation hopes that the victims will be rescued as soon as possible and then return to their families,” he concluded with a touching message that everyone can relate to.
ZomaZoma was established in 2003, and the members include actor Jung Bo Suk, Park Sang Won, musical actor Lim Tae Kyung, and manhwa artist Park Kwang Soo among others.