SM and JYP donate to assist victims of fires on the east coast


Logos of SM Entertainment, Left and JYP Entertainment [SM AND JYP ENTERTAINMENT]

Logos of SM Leisure, Left and JYP Leisure [SM AND JYP ENTERTAINMENT]

SM Leisure and JYP Leisure on Tuesday received 500 million ($403,940) and 300 million to assist victims of large wildfires alongside the nation’s east coast, based on Nationwide Catastrophe Reduction and World Imaginative and prescient’s NGO Hope Bridge Affiliation. Dwell.

“The company is hopeful that the fireplace will likely be introduced below management quickly and the affected areas will likely be restored on the earliest,” SM Leisure stated in an announcement. “We hope that this donation may be of little assist to the victims of the fireplace.”

JYP Leisure stated, “We hope that the victims of the fireplace who instantly misplaced their dwelling will discover the facility to reside and hope again.”

The organizations stated donations from the companies can be used to assist low-income households and youngsters affected by the fires.

SM and JYP Leisure are two of the 4 Ok-pop powerhouses. SM represents profitable Ok-pop acts equivalent to lady group Espa and boy band NCT whereas JYP represents lady group ITZY and boy band Stray Children.

Korean celebrities becoming a member of the wave of beneficiant donations this week embody entertainers Yoo Jae-seok and Jeon Hyun-moo; determine skater Kim Yoo-na; actors Kim Hye-soo, Music Hye-kyo, Lee Jong-suk, Park Min-young, Shin Min-e, Kim Woo-bin and Park Bo-young; and Yu-No Eunho of boy band TVXQ and singers Kim Se-jong and Doeyoung of boy band NCT.

Over the weekend, actors Music Kang-ho, Lee Byung-hun, and Kim Go-eun, singers Iu and Hyeree, and comedians Yoo Byung-jae and Lee Seung-eun additionally donated to the identical trigger.

The fireplace began Friday morning in Uljin County, North Gyeongsang. Based on the Korea Forest Service, the fireplace unfold over 3,300 hectares of land and unfold north to Samcheok, a metropolis in Gangwon province.

Over the weekend, the fireplace unfold to fifteen,000 hectares of land. About 7,400 folks had been evacuated from their properties until Sunday.

There have been no casualties, however 512 services, together with 343 properties, have been broken by the wildfire. The affected areas as of Monday embody Uljin, Samcheok, Gangneung, Donghe, Yeongwel and Daegu’s Dalseong counties.

Round 2,000 firefighters have been pressed into service to douse the fireplace. However resulting from sturdy winds and dry climate throughout the nation, they’ve failed to manage the fireplace for the fifth consecutive day.

by Li Jian [lee.jian@joongang.co.kr]



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