South Korean men’s soccer player Hwang Hee-chan, 27, visited Bucheon, Gyeonggi-do, where he first started playing soccer, and donated another amount of money for the underprivileged .According to the city of Bucheon on Sunday, the national soccer player donated 50 million won to the Bucheon Hope Foundation after visiting Bucheon City Hall. Since 2020, Hwang has donated 50 to 60 million won annually to low-income people in Bucheon. So far, he has donated a total of 210 million won to Bucheon.
The city of Bucheon, together with the Bucheon Hope Foundation and the Gyeonggi South Regional Headquarters of the Korea Land and Housing Corporation (LH), is using Hwang’s donation to support the “Safe Dream Housing” program, which provides free temporary housing for up to six months to households facing eviction due to rent arrears or who have been victims of rental fraud. Originally from Chuncheon, Gangwon Province, Hwang spent his childhood in Bucheon, where he first started playing soccer at Kachiul Elementary School. His family still resides in Bucheon.
Hwang has played in the Austrian and German leagues and currently plays for Wolverhampton Wanderers FC in the English Premier League (EPL).The city of Bucheon held a welcome ceremony in the lobby on the first floor of the city hall and gave Hwang Hee-chan merchandise of the city’s character, “Bucheon Eyebrows,” as a sign of appreciation. “I’m very grateful for the hospitality of so many people,” Hwang said, adding, “Bucheon is the most comfortable place for me because it’s where I’ve been since I was a child.” “The love for Bucheon that Hwang Hee-chan shows is the pride and hope of the citizens,” said Bucheon Mayor Choi Soo-ik. “The donation is 스포츠토토존 a warm gift like the first snow that fell today.”