On March 3rd the charity Community Chest of Korea confirmed that Hyun Bin made a substantial donation to them for the sake of COVID-19 relief. Hyun Bin donated approximately one hundred and fifty thousand dollars through the organization.
Hyun Bin's name had been a conspicuous absence of the many celebrities currently engaging in COVID-19 relief, particularly as the actor had sent out a public letter on February 21st pleading for understanding and solidarity when it came to combating the virus. Hyun Bin's letter predates the wave of donations both from celebrities, as well as from the public at large.
Purportedly Hyun Bin made the donation some time ago. According to both Hyun Bin's agency, VAST Entertainment, as well as Community Chest of Korea, Hyun Bin had specifically requested the donation not be made immediately public. Hyun Bin is not new to the experience of donating large sums to charity, having made similar donations in the past to Save the Children.
Written by William Schwartz
Staff writer. Has been writing articles for HanCinema since 2012, having lived in South Korea since 2011. Started out in Gyeongju, then to Daegu, then to Ansan, then to Yeongju, then to Seoul, lived on the road for HanCinema's travel diaries series in the summer of 2016, and is currently settled in Anyang. Has good tips for utilizing South Korea's public bus system. William Schwartz can be contacted via firstname.lastname@example.org.
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