Stars are in the spotlight for every reason under the same, but rarely are they in it for good deeds. Although SS501‘s leader Kim Hyun Joong hoped to keep it under wraps, fans were able to discover a charitable side to the singer and actor through the Red Cross.
On December 26, an official from the Red Cross revealed that he had donated $50,000 to the Red Cross before the start of his Japanese tour in early November. He also donated an additional $50,000 USD to an organization that passes out briquettes to heat the homes of those in need. In total, Kim Hyun Joong donated $100,000 in secrecy before setting off on his two week Japanese tour.
“He didn’t have any other reason, really. In the beginning of November, one of Kim Hyun Joong’s managers stopped by and donated $50,000, asking that we spend it on a good deed. He also said that he didn’t want the act to be spread or widely known,” a Red Cross official said.
When asked about the donation, Key East officials replied, “It’s a personal act so we as the company didn’t know about it. He must’ve wanted to help out quietly.”
Kim Hyun Joong has been on a roll since releasing his two mini-albums, and is currently awaiting the release of his Japanese single on January 25 with Universal Japan.