Volunteer to help Guryong Village~
Date : 2012-02-11 / Hit : 3926
“Warmth for Winter”—A Volunteer Event with Mannam
WHEN: Saturday, February 18th
TIME: 1pm – 4pm
MEETING POINT: Dogok Stn (line 3 and Bundang line)— Meet outside exit 4 at 12:30pm
HOW TO VOLUNTEER: Help deliver the coal briquettes to Guryong Village by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject “Guryong”
DESCRIPTION: “Warmth for Winter” is Mannam’s volunteering event for Guryong Village. Guryong Village residents were displaced from their homes to ‘beautify’ Seoul for the 1988 Olympics. They currently live in unauthorized shantytown near the affluent Tower Palace of Gangnam. There are about 1,200 families residing there who are unable to receive any government welfare due to their unrecognized territory. On the 29th of January, a fire destroyed homes of more than 17 families.
Mannam is raising funds to purchase coal briquettes and will deliver them to the needy families in Guryong Village so they can stay warm for the winter. Expats are being asked to help remind these families and the rest of Korea what is most important—humility in loving and serving others, gratitude for all that we have, and shedding light where ever we go.