Seven Bento’s team, including Hwang Hee-chan and Kim Min-jae, donated 60 million won to support firefighters’ washing machines.
Seven national teams and “Shoot for Love,” which led to the round of 16 at the Qatar World Cup, melted the winter cold wave as they agreed for firefighters.
The Hope Bridge National Disaster Relief Association (Chairman Song Pil-ho) announced on the 5th that seven Qatar World Cup national teams, including Hwang Hee-chan, Kim Moon-hwan, Kim Min-jae, Na Sang-ho, Baek Seung-ho, Cho Yoo-min, and Hwang In-beom, and the YouTube channel “Shoot for Love” donated a total of 60 million won to support firefighter’s fire washing machine.
Hwang Hee-chan, Kim Moon-hwan, Kim Min-jae, Na Sang-ho, Baek Seung-ho, Cho Yoo-min and Hwang In-beom are the golden generation loved as “96s” in the South Korean national soccer team led by head coach Paulo Bento. Hwang Hee-chan, Kim Min-jae, Na Sang-ho, Cho Yoo-min, and Hwang In-beom were born in 1996, Kim Moon-hwan was born in 1995, and Baek Seung-ho was born in 1997.
Hwang Hee-chan’s sister, Hwang Hee-jung, vice president of Bidder H C, Choi Joon-woo (Babamba), chairman of Hope Bridge Song Pil-ho and secretary-general Kim Jung-hee, participated in the donation delivery ceremony held at Hope Bridge the afternoon of the previous day.
Shoot for Love is a campaign launched by the Seoul Metropolitan Government’s social company Bikind to gather the hearts of soccer lovers and help more children with childhood cancer, and the YouTube channel of the same name has 1.4 million subscribers.
Hope Bridge plans to deliver a washing machine for fire suits to the front-line fire department that can remove pollutants from fire suits during rescue activities but does not damage fire protection functions.
CEO Hwang Hee-jung said, “I hope it will help firefighters who do their best for the lives and safety of the people work in a better environment.”
Kim Jung-hee, secretary-general of Hope Bridge, said, “I know that Hwang Hee-chan donated a total of 100 million won to various institutions to support the vulnerable last year with his peers. I hope the players will be loved more by fans as a pillar of Korean men’s soccer, and I also support Shoot For Love to spread more good influence.”
The Hope Bridge National Disaster Relief Association, a disaster relief organization, was founded in 1961 by newspapers, broadcasters and social organizations across the country and is the only legal aid organization that can support natural disaster relief funds in Korea.
In particular, it is highly trusted for transparently distributing and executing public donations, receiving the highest rating in the transparency and financial stability evaluation of public interest corporations announced by Korea Guidestar, a public interest corporation evaluation agency.