IU among many stars has contributed to helping the victims of the wildfire in Gangwon Province. IU donated 100 million won (approximately $87,912) to the Green Umbrella Children’s Foundation which will be used towards children who are victims of the wildfire.
The massive wildfire, which was declared a state of emergency by the government, has led to two deaths and several injuries, destroyed about 260 hectares of forest land, burned down over a hundred homes, and caused thousands of residents to evacuate to emergency shelters.
According to the Hope Bridge Korea Disaster Relief Association on April 5, many celebrities made donations to contribute towards relief efforts.
Yoon Ji Sung, who’s from the city of Wonju in Gangwon Province, gave 10 million won (approximately $8,793) and told the association that he hoped his donation would help the victims.
Actress Kim Yoo Jung and comedians Sim Hyun Seop and Song Eun Yi each donated 10 million won (approximately $8,793). A source from the Hope Bridge Korea Disaster Relief Association said, “Sim Hyun Seop said that he hoped many celebrities would donate after him.”
Actors Song Joong Ki and Nam Joo Hyuk each gifted 30 million won (approximately $26,374), Cube Entertainment gave 50 million won (approximately $43,961), and Jung Il Woo and K.Willeach donated 20 million won (approximately $17,585) to the Hope Bridge Korea Disaster Relief Association.
The association plans to use the donations for relief supplies and recovery.