BTS fans donate thousands to coronavirus relief

By Camden Mondeaux on March 2, 2020
NEW YORK, NEW YORK – FEBRUARY 21: K-pop boy band BTS visit the SiriusXM Studios on February 21, 2020 in New York City. (Photo by Cindy Ord/Getty Images for SiriusXM)

Fans of the K-POP group BTS donated more than $333,000 to help patients in South Korea dealing with coronavirus outbreaks.

By: Cami Mondeaux

Think you have the best fan base? You may need to think again.

One of the band members, Suga, donated $84,000 to the Korea Disaster Relief Association to support efforts in his hometown of Daegu which has been badly affected. That move encouraged fans to also start donating.

After BTS canceled its Korean tour over fears of the virus, that’s when fans really got to work. Donations from fans surged after they donated their refunds to the KDRA.

KDRA plans to use those donations to create relief kits made of face masks and other essential goods, especially to give to those with low incomes, medical staff, volunteers and quarantined patients.

It’s possible fans donated more then $333,000 but volunteers only counted donations made in the band’s name.

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