On May 5th, Gilbut, a gathering of JTS celebrities, held a very special event in Myeong-dong, Seoul. That is a street fund-raising for the Children’s Day. Under the theme of “Please be mother of starving children around the world,” about 100 members of Gilbut and volunteer workers participated in the fund-raising and spent a meaningful afternoon.
Please be mother of starving children around the world ? Report on Children’s Day Street Fund-raising
Philippines JTS Song Hyunj-ja
The Typhoon Sendong (also known as Typhoon Washi) struck Cagayan de Oro and Illigan from the night of December 16th to the dawn of 17th and its damage caused the worst catastrophe. Due to the heavy rain that hit mountainous region in Bukidnon, copious amount of rainwater flew into the cities of Cagayan de Oro and Illigan.
On December 5th, the latest in a series of Typhoons swept though Philippines, resulting in landslides and over 1000 deaths.
To assist the victims of the typhoon, members of JTS Philippines and local university students from Ateneo de Naga University distributed relief items to 1200 affected families in Pandan, Cullat, and Guinobatan Barangay. They distributed food items (rice, oil), tools and tarpulines for cleaning the affected areas and emergency shelters.