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Kim Hyun-joong donates 100 million won to China earthquake victims

By Korea Herald

Published : May 21, 2013 - 20:16

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Kim Hyun-joong, a former member of K-pop idol group SS501, has donated 100 million won for the victims of the Ya’an earthquake in China. The 2013 Lushsan earthquake left approximately 200 dead or missing and at least 13,000 injured.

The One Foundation, a private charity organization in China established by Chinese actor Jet Li, disclosed Kim’s donation and conveyed his good wishes to Ya’an citizens via Chinese social platform Weibo on Friday. In return, the charity promised to use the money wisely for the reconstruction efforts. 
Kim Hyun-joong (Kim Hyun-joong Facebook) Kim Hyun-joong (Kim Hyun-joong Facebook)

Kim has made various donations for those in need throughout the past few years. That includes his donation to the victims of Japan’s earthquake and tsunami catastrophe in 2011 and an initially anonymous donation of 50 million won to the Korean Red Cross last year. Moreover, he is a member of World Vision, a child sponsorship program, and also helps Abierta’s House of Friendship in the Philippines.

Meanwhile, the singer will make an appearance as a special guest at UV’s concert May 24-25 at Interpark Art Center in Seoul. His new Japanese album will be released next month.

By Suh Hye-rim (