Awwww, Dara you have one of the biggest hearts I know! ❤ We love and appreciate this! ^^
2NE1 Sandara Park, Fundraising for Philippines, her Second Home
Hello my name is Sandara Park from 2NE1.
As many of you already know, my brother Thunder and I spent many years in the Philippines. The Philippines, a country we consider our second home, are in much need of your help. In response to the current desperate situation, Thunder and I, together with WEGENERATION and the charity organization World Share decided to launch an emergency aid campaign for the Philippines. Haiyan, a super typhoon that hit the eastern region of the Philippines on November 7th left tremendous damages and a shocking number of casualties. It is reported that the typhoon left over 10,000 people dead, with the south-central region having fallen into a great chaos.
To make the situation worse, as the monsoon season approaches, there is a great fear of an outbreak of diseases caused by humidity, wrecked houses, and uncovered corpses.
Please help out the people of the Philippines by supporting this campaign! By draw, WEGENERATION will be giving out some of the treasured items of Sandara and Thunder to the people who donate.
We cannot do it “alone”, but we can do it “together”!
Thank you for your support!!
Credits: WEGEN Air
Dara & Thunder Start Charity Campaign for Haiyan-struck Philippines
Recently, the Typhoon Haiyan struck the Philippines, resulting in nearly 4,000 fatalities and over 10,000 injured. In response, the siblings Dara of 2NE1 and Thunder of MBLAQ set up a charity campaign at the WEGENERATION website to raise funds to donate to the Philippines.
“We are especially worried about the Philippines because we spent our childhood there,” the siblings wrote on the site. “Please support us so our neighbors in the Philippines can overcome their hardships and stand on their own two feet again!”
Haiyan was the most powerful typhoon that ever made landfall, and struck its first target, the eastern Philippines coastal city of Tacloban, with hurricane force (Beaufort force 12) winds and tidal waves that literally swept over the city.
Dara and Thunder’s campaign began on November 11 and will continue for six weeks. The target figure is 5 million Korean won, approximately 4,700 US dollars. The money raised will be handed over to the World Share charity organization to support emergency aid in the Philippines. Ten supporters will be chosen by lot to receive five of Dara’s treasures and five of Thunder’s.
Source: KPop Planet
Dara and Thunder’s WeGeneration Fundraising campaign for the Philippines, which was recently devastated by the Super Typhoon Haiyan (Philippines local name “Yolanda”). We all know that the Park family once called the Philippines “home.” And I am happy and touched that they have the country in mind and are doing this campaign for all the Filipinos affected. T_T
The fundraising period is from November 12 – December 24. I think Park Siblings want to be able to give their gift to the Filipinos before the New Year or around that time. They’re aiming for 5,000,000 (around $4,600) for the fundraising campaign.
WEGENERATION is unique among the social fundraising platforms because a big part of their fundraising is the involvement of celebrities and that donors have a chance to meet/greet the celebrity sponsoring a campaign. The celebrities that sponsor a campaign takes an active part in promoting it and also in giving to the campaign itself. YG Family’s Sean is part of WEGENERATION (for a children’s hospital) and he’s sponsoring a dinner party after the end of his fundraising. Other examples are Lee So-Eun having dinner with a donor and Clara (for breast cancer patients) having a yacht dinner with a donor as well. Idol group Block B sponsored a campaign for a high school student named Ji Hye (for her studies) and will give autographed albums.
Dara and Thunder are going to pick 10 donors (5 each), selected in random, and will be giving them special items after the end of the fundraising campaign. In the words of WEGENERATION, “Celebrities are important and influential voices in society.” The fact that Sean is also part of WEGENERATION, might have also influenced Dara to pick this one up too… ^^ I am sure that she did her research before she decided with WeGeneration. And I think it’s a great incentive (not that you need one in order to donate, but still it IS a good incentive in whichever way we think about it) that fans and donors can meet the celebrity sponsors, and it’s a great way for them to show their appreciation for joining in on their respective fundraising campaign as well. ^^
I think that this is a really great move for them. WeGen knows the power of celebrities and harnessed that into a movement with a cause.
As of now, we don’t know if people outside Korea can donate. People have been asking if they can donate, but they aren’t in Korea. T_T However, maybe we can donate for the Philippines’ typhoon victims through the Park siblings’ WeGeneration campaign via OhMyGoddess. We will be discussing this, and will update as soon as we can. Is anyone interested in donating?
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