A Card Created by World Vision Japan as an Expression of Thanks to JYJ
A portion of the donation of 600 million KRW (approximately 600,000 USD) that JYJ (Jaejoong, Yoochun and Junsu) has made for the regions damaged by Japan’s earthquakes have been used to construct a shelter for the victims.
According to World Vision on the 12th, the shelter provided by JYJ was recently erected in a temporary residential development in Japan’s Iwate Hyun which was one of the damaged area from the large earthquakes. The rest of the donation was used to prepare the emergency relief materials and reconstruction at the beginning of the restoration stage for the earthquakes.
30% to 40% of the current residents of Iwate Hyun are the elderly of over 65 years old and so it urgently called for help. The residents of this place who must live in a temporary dwelling for two years that will take for the restoration to finish have come to enjoy rest of body and mind through the shelter that JYJ has gifted.
Mitsuko-san (63), who has received the benefit of this shelter, relayed through World Vision: “After the earthquakes, many of the neighbors were uneasy psychologically but now they have come to enjoy stability in a space that JYJ built. I thank them from the bottom of my heart.”
JYJ’s way of donations is not a one-time momentary event and so is even more meaningful. JYJ has enthusiastically led the effort of informing people of the seriousness of Japan’s earthquake damage through their 9-city world tour that began in April.
During the duration of the tour, through the World Tour SNS site that is linked to the official homepage, JYJ unfolded a “Take Heart, Japan” writing-replies campaign, a donation campaign with World Vision, and such.
JYJ said: “At the time of the Japanese earthquakes, it was such a big shock and sorrow. We found a channel that could be a tangible aid for the children who suffered at the time. We are truly happy that through World Vision our sincere heart was relayed to enable us to provide such a great shelter.”
JYJ’s way of donations is not limited to helping Japan with regards to its earthquake damage. JYJ has relayed 30,000,000 KRW (approximately 30,000 USD) from the proceeds of the showcase that took place last year to World Vision and is currently helping the construction of restrooms and sanitation facilities in elementary schools in Kakanda, Congo.
Continuing this heart of JYJ, their fans have donated last year a wreath of rice and relayed a total of 8380 kgs of rice to 11 locations such as World Vision City of Love House of Sharing.
On the other hand, JYJ plans to hold a concert in Japan’s Hitachi Ocean Park in Irabaki Hyun on the 15th and 16th to gather a total of 60,000 persons as audience.
Translation Credit: JYJ3