BTS's Suga marks his birthday with charitable donation
BTS’s Suga has marked his birthday, which fell Wednesday, with a good deed. The singer turned 29, but 30 according to the Korean age system.
According to Hope Bridge Association of the National Disaster Relief, Suga donated 100 million won ($82,170) for the victims of massive wildfires that are blazing along the country’s eastern coastal area.
“I hope to help the victims who are suffering a lot from this wildfire,” said Suga, according to a statement released by the association.
The wildfire, which is suspected to have begun Friday morning near a mountain in Ducheon-ri, Uljin County, spread rapidly northward to Samcheok due to strong winds. The fires have torched mountainous areas along the coast about the size of 30,000 football fields over the past five days, and about 570 facilities and homes have been damaged, displacing 338 people from 220 households.
Meanwhile, Suga’s fans are celebrating the K-pop artist by purchasing billboards and subway ads in major cities across the world, including New York City’s Times Square, Shinjuku Station in Tokyo, Japan and near HYBE Entertainment headquarters in Yongsan, central Seoul and Gangnam Station in southern Seoul, among many others.
BY YIM SEUNG-HYE [firstname.lastname@example.org]