Actor Song Seung Hun has assisted in the rescue operations of currently missing people of the Sewol Ferry tragedy.
To help the families of both the deceased and rescued, the actor has donated 100 million won (~100,000 USD) to those in need through the Salvation Army. Song Seung Hun, who is currently residing abroad, decided to contribute after hearing the miserable news of the tragedy.
The Salvation Army shared, “Song Seung Hun’s representatives revealed his intention to donate. Members of Salvation army, who are currently at the scene of Sewol Ferry rescue operations, felt very encouraged after hearing the news [of the donation].”
In 2011, the actor donated a large sum to the victims of the Great Sendai Earthquake through the Salvation Army. Since then, he has worked closely with the organization and participated in volunteer activities.
Many other celebrities are expressing their support for the victims of the incident. Among them is baseball star Ryu Hyun Jin, who donated 100 million won on April 18. A source in the entertainment industry commented, “Many stars have already halted their activities and expressed their condolences through SNS, and now they are looking for a way to participate in the rescue operations through donations.”