No stranger to participating in charitable work, Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Hyun-Jin Ryu once again got involved for a good cause; unfortunately this time due to a horrific event. The Dodgers announced via their Twitter account that the South Korean native donated $100,000 to help those who were affected by the Sewol ferry disaster.
The ferry, which departed from Incheon in South Korea and which is where Ryu hails from, sunk off the coast on Wednesday as it was making its way towards Jeju; an island that is considered to be the equivalent of Hawaii. There have been confirmed deaths and hundreds of people are still missing in what is being called one of South Korea’s worst peacetime disasters.
Ryu’s previous charity work includes the releasing of two songs in order to raise money for a South Korean performing arts organization. As of Friday, not much was known as to why the ferry sunk, though USA Today reported the captain and two crew members were arrested.
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