|The Korean American Friendship Network donated winter coats to those in need in the Back of the Yards neighborhood in Chicago on Sunday. From left are Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Ann S. Jhin, who sponsors the network, and Korean consul-general Kim Sang-il. (Yonhap News)|
The Korean American Friendship Network, which mostly consists of Korean-Americans living in Chicago, held a winter coat donation event in the Back of the Yards neighborhood, a low-income community located in the southwest part of the city.
The ceremony was attended by Chicago Mayor Rahn Emanuel, Korean consul-general in Chicago Kim Sang-il, and members of the Chicago City Council.
The network has donated about 1,500 winter coats to the underprivileged each year since 2010. It first began charitable work by distributing blankets in 2009. The winter coats have the Korean national flag and the Stars and Stripes stitched side-by-side on the front.
This year, it donated 200 winter coats in Cleveland, Ohio and another 200 in Waukegan, Illinois before distributing 1,000 coats in Chicago.
By Chun Sung-woo (firstname.lastname@example.org)