The actor’s donation was received by the Community Chest of Korea. A spokesperson for the charity said that the money would be used to provide valuable support for survivors and the families of the victims.
Cha Seung Won joins other major Koreans stars who have also made financial donations to charities involved with relief efforts. Other donors include Major League baseball payer Ryu Hyun Jin, actors Song Seung Hun, Park Jae Min, Ha Ji Won, Joo Sang Wook, On Joo Wan, Jung Il Woo, Jang Mi In Ae, Kim Bo Sung and many others. UAA, the entertainment agency which manages stars such as Song Hye Kyo, Yoo Ah In and Kang Dong Won, has also announced that it will be sending items such as blankets to the site in Jindo, where the families of missing passengers are still gathered.
Web users were complimentary of Cha Seung Won’s actions, describing his donation as, “great”, “impressive”, “warm-hearted”. Others noted that the financial contribution showed the actor’s true commitment to helping the victims of the tragedy.
Cha Seung Won is set to star in the SBS drama series “You’re All Surrounded”, which begins airing in Korea on April 30.