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Korean celebrities make donations to support Sewol-ho ferry victims Updated: 2014-04-22 21:56:20 KST

 Korean celebrities make donations to support Sewol-ho ferry victims

A long line of baseball fans gather in front of Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, where pitcher Ryu Hyun-jin is signing autographs to raise funds to support the victims of the Sewol-ho ferry disaster.
Korean-American fans that took part in the event said they wanted to help out in any way they could.

"It's sad and very depressing. It must be a hard time, but I hope the families do not lose hope."

It was a sentiment shared by all who were there.

"It's just a devastation. Especially when you're talking about such young victims, high schoolers, that were on the boat. It's very tragic."

Ryu said that he was keeping up with the news out of Korea, adding that his thoughts were with the victims and their families.
He also put up the sign on his locker that read "SEWOL4.16.14" in tribute.
Ryu has already donated 100-thousand U.S. dollars through his HJ 99 foundation earmarked for the Sewol-ho disaster.

"I am hoping for good news. Please take care."

Other Korean celebrities have also been making donations.
Figure skating star Kim Yu-na gave some 100-thousand dollars through UNICEF, and tweeted that she "prays for a miracle."
A list of actors have also made contributions, big and small, while some have delivered relief goods to the harbor and auditorium where families have been staying.
And all this to express ONE message: that the families and friends of this horrible disaster are not alone in this very difficult time.
Kim Min-ji, Arirang News.
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