Donations to Flood and Wildfire Victims and Food for Neighbors in Need for Chuseok

Delivering Love and Encouragement to Neighbors

Korea

September 13, 2023 1421 Views

As the frequency of wildfires and floods is rapidly increasing around the world due to climate change, the damage is increasing in Korea, too. The victims lost their livelihood overnight and live in pain and anguish every day. The Church of God delivered love to the neighbors who had been impacted by wildfires and floods that occurred throughout the country this year, hoping that they would gain hope and return to their normal lives as soon as possible.

Officials and pastoral staff members from the Church of God Headquarters visited the Hope Bridge Korea Disaster Relief Association in Mapo-gu, Seoul, on September 4, and donated a total of 200 million KRW (100 million KRW each) to help the victims of wildfires and floods. The Hope Bridge officials, including Chairman Song Pil-ho, hoped to continue the cooperative relationship with the Church of God in the future, saying, “We will make sure to deliver the donations to the victims.”

Additionally, from September 7 to 13, before Chuseok, the members of the Church of God throughout the nation were busy helping neighbors who had financial difficulties. The church members from all over the country donated 5,000 packages of snacks and meal preparation sets, such as yukgaejang, chicken porridge, beef porridge, Bulgogi rice bowl, beef soup, and abalone porridge to more than 230 government offices, including district offices and administrative welfare centers. Shim Gwang-jin, Director of the Administrative Welfare Center in Mukho-dong, Donghae-si, expressed gratitude and said, “I think many neighbors will be able to spend Chuseok without feeling lonely because you reached out your warm hands during this difficult time.” Mun Jeong-mi, who visited the Ido 2-dong Community Service Center in Jeju, said, “I hope that the groceries you donated today will be great comfort to those in need.”