Korean actress Lee Young-Ae has donated 50 million won (around US$37,300) to the Korean Red Cross. The money will go to help the victims of the recent wildfire in Maui, Hawaii.
In a letter to the Red Cross, Lee Young-Ae said she was “deeply saddened” by the disaster. She added that she wanted to do something to help. She said she hoped her donation would “provide comfort and strength” to the victims.
The veteran actress also expressed her sympathy for the victims and their families. She said that she could “imagine the pain and suffering they are going through.” She said she hoped they would “stay strong and overcome this difficult time.”
The donation from Lee Young-Ae is the latest in a wave of support for the victims of the Hawaii wildfire. The Red Cross is one of the many international organizations that are raising funds and other forms of aid.
The Red Cross is using the donations to provide food, water, shelter, and other assistance in Hawaii to wildfire victims.
A devoted philanthropist
Lee Young-Ae is no stranger to philanthropy work. The Inspector Koo star is a special envoy for the UNESCO Korean Commission and has raised funds for underdeveloped countries. She has also made donations to various causes under her own personal capacity.
In 2022, she donated 100 million won to patients unable to leave their homes due to cancer and other diseases. She donated another 100 million won to victims affected by the widespread flood in Seoul.
More recently, she donated another 50 million won to those affected by Guryong Village fire in Gangnam, Seoul.
Lee Young-Ae will next be seen in the tvN K-drama Maestra. She will be playing Cha Se-Eum, a former violinist and a world-renowned conductor. Her success hides a dark secret that she is desperate to keep hidden.