With the death toll in the storm-stricken Central Philippines rising to over 10,000, and destruction quite visible, the K-pop community all over the world shows the positive force of the global family in K-pop. Earlier on November 9th, actor Lee Min Ho sent a message to the Filipino people posting in his LINE account, "I heard that there was a great damage done by Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines." He continued, "I hope everyone is safe now. Please don't lose faith. We're thinking of you from Korea."
On Friday, Nichkhun of 2PM was also in Manila for a meet-and-greet for a local fashion house, Bench. There he announced his donation to the victims of the quake from the Central Visayas regions of the Philippines. But, the 2PM member didn't forget about the typhoon victims as well. During his press conference for the event, he gave his message: " With this disaster coming , I hope all of the people of the Philippines are safe. To the victims, I hope you guys stay strong and you know keep your hopes up, never give up. I'm sure that when everything clears up, everything will go back to normal or better." He then auctioned off autographed t-shirts, the proceeds of which will go to the typhoon victims.
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As the extent of the damage is now being assessed, fanclubs in K-pop are also beginning to mobilize with what will soon be an outpour of support. As of this writing, fans of band CNBLUE seem to be one of the first to have come together to raise funds for relief operations for typhoon victims. Pulling together fanbases of each individual members and the international fanbase, CNBLUEstorm, BOICE are now raising funds that will be donated to relief operations, as well as organizing local collections of donations in kind for blankets, clothing and canned goods. If you are BOICE or a CNBLUE fan, please check out their project
If other fanbases, would like to promote their own projects towards relief operations for typhoon victims, please leave your information in the comments below and a link to your project poster. We will be checking and updating the list of fanbases with their projects.
Also, stay tuned for KpopStarz' event towards relief operations as well.