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Posted : 2010-01-28 19:00
Updated : 2010-01-28 19:00

Yoo Ji-tae Couple Donate 20 Million Won to Haiti


Kim Hyo-jin and Yoo Ji-tae

By Lee Hyo-won
Staff Reporter

The celebrity couple of Yoo Ji-tae, 33, and Kim Hyo-jin, 25, have donated 20 million won to Haiti earthquake relief.

The screen stars each donated 10 million won to World Vision, the international aid organization announced Thursday.

The funds will be used to purchase emergency kits, which include blankets, basic cooking and dining utensils, toiletries and other household necessities.

Kim has been volunteering regularly through World Vision after being named an honorary ambassador for the organization in 2008. Yoo has been providing support for the organization since 2009.

The couple has been appearing together in public since revealing their romantic status in 2007.

World Vision has distributed about 2,000 emergency kits to the some 7,000 households in Lower Petionville and Canape Vert, eastern Port-au-Prince, Haiti. But more efforts are needed, said the organization, and plans are underway to provide continued support.

The organization has so far collected donations of 1.8 billion won. For information about donating, visit www.worldvision.or.kr or call (02) 784-2004. Or dial 060-700-1234 (ARS) to contribute 2,000 won per phone call.

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