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U.S. soldiers, families donate briquettes to low-income homes

Soldiers of the U.S. 2nd Infantry Division in Dongducheon, Gyeonggi Province, relay briquettes to homes in a nearby village on Wednesday. About 70 soldiers raised 5 million won to give 10,000 briquettes to residents who can barely afford to buy fuel. (Yonhap News)
Soldiers of the U.S. 2nd Infantry Division in Dongducheon, Gyeonggi Province, relay briquettes to homes in a nearby village on Wednesday. About 70 soldiers raised 5 million won to give 10,000 briquettes to residents who can barely afford to buy fuel. (Yonhap News)
U.S. soldiers stationed in Dongducheon, Gyeonggi Province, gave briquettes to local residents Wednesday.

About 70 soldiers of the 2nd Infantry Division handed over 10,000 briquettes to less fortunate residents in a nearby village who could barely afford fuel in the winter.

They and their families chipped in to raise about 5 million won to buy the briquettes, and braved the severely cold weather Wednesday to deliver them in person.

Recipient homes were chosen beforehand by a community service center run by the Dongducheon City Hall.

A cold front warning was issued in and around Dongducheon on the day, with the mercury dropping to minus 16.8 degrees Celsius in the morning.

By Chun Sung-woo (swchun@heraldcorp.com)
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