Lee Byung Hun, Girl’s Day’s Hyeri, And Song Kang Ho Make Generous Donations To Wildfire Victims
On Friday, March 4, a large wildfire began on the eastern coast of Korea on a mountain near the seaside town of Uljin in North Gyeongsang Province. It spread to the nearby city of Samcheok in Gangwon Province and has destroyed more than a hundred homes and evacuated thousands of people.
According to the Hope Bridge Association of the National Disaster Relief on March 6, Lee Byung Hun made a donation of 100 million won (approximately $82,200) to be used towards emergency relief for the victims affected by the wildfire. The actor made the decision to donate after hearing that around 150 houses had been lost to the fire and that the victims were in desperate need of temporary housing.
Follwoing Lee Byung Hun’s generosity, Girl’s Day’s Hyeri also made a donation of her own.
The Hope Bridge Association stated that when the news of the wildfire broke out, Hyeri immediately contacted them to determine how best to help the victims. She then asked for her donation of 50 million won (approximately $41,100) to be used to provide aid to the firefighters and to children from low-income families.
The secretary-general of the Hope Bridge Association commented, “Many victims are suffering after losing their livelihoods due to the sudden wildfire. I am very grateful for Hyeri’s generous donation, which follows the donations made by IU, Kim Go Eun, and Lee Byung Hun.”
Actor Song Kang Ho also made a donation of 100 million won to the Hope Bridge Association. His agency Sublime Artist Agency stated, “He decided to extend his generosity with the hope that he could be of at least a little help to the victims affected by the wildfire.”
Watch Hyeri in “Moonshine” here:
Also check out Lee Byung Hun in “Memories of the Sword” below: