Korean actress Choi Ji Woo announced Tuesday that she has donated 200 million won (S$225,000) to the South Korean Red Cross to help the victims of the 9.0 magnitude earthquake and subsequent tsunami that hit Japan last Friday, reported Korean media. Choi expressed that she hoped her donation can help victims rebuild their lives and return to some semblance of normalcy.
The 35-year-old actress is the latest in a long list of Korean stars who have recently come forward to offer financial help to Japanese disaster victims. Korean superstar Bae Yong Joon, who starred opposite Choi in the hit 2002 Korean drama “Winter Sonata” which was immensely popular in Japan, had earlier donated 1 billion won (S$1.12 million) to help earthquake victims. My deepest sympathy and condolences to victims who lost their lives and their families,” Bae said on his website late Monday. “My prayers will be with you.”
Winter Sonata ?Believe You?MV Bae Yong joon?Choi Ji Woo
Bae’s protege, “Boys Over Flowers” star Kim Hyun Joong also donated 100 million won (S$112,000) while K-pop girl group Kara has pledged to donate all proceeds of their latest single “Jet Coaster Love”, released in Japan last month, to help disaster victims. Korean actor Ryu Shi Won, who is presently in Japan has announced through his Japanese management company that he had donated 100 million won (S$112,000) and will personally head into the Sendai disaster zone to help out.
KARA – Jet Coaster love
“Jet Coaster Love” is a great song by KARA and also a great way to help contribute to the Japanese disaster victims!