The Warmth of Love Delivered with a Coal Briquette
During the cold winter, there are many neighbors who still need coal briquettes for heating.
(As of 2021, about 80,000 households use coal briquettes, according to the Food Table Community Coal Briquette Bank)
Continuing from 2020, in 2021, JTS provided 36,600 coal briquettes to 122 households in 28 regions in Korea.
(Provided a total of 38,800 coal briquettes to 125 households from November 2020 to January 2021)
Since the COVID-19 outbreak, overall donation of coal briquettes and delivery volunteers have decreased by more than 30%.
Upon hearing the news, JTS started donating coal briquettes since November 2020.
“Thanks to JTS, I have sufficient coal briquettes to keep warm this winter. Thank you” – A recipient of coal briquettes
“I felt like I went back to my childhood when we used to burn coal briquettes. I can finally appreciate my father’s hard work at the time.” – A volunteer
“The coal briquettes were heavier than I expected, but it was fun working with other volunteers.” – A volunteer
Next winter, JTS plans to deliver the warmth of love with coal briquettes to more neighbors in more regions around the country.
- Join Together Society (JTS), an international relief organization, is a sister organization of Jungto Society. It was founded by Ven. Pomnyun Sunim with the aim helping those in need regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, religion, beliefs, or ideology. The members of Jungto Society raise funds for JTS through offline and online fundraising activities, as well as volunteer for various relief efforts by JTS.
JTS has been granted special consultative status by the UN ECOSOC and operates all around world, especially in Asia, to eradicate famine, disease and illiteracy. JTS, with headquarters in Korea, has 4 branch offices. JTS Korea and JTS America are in charge of fundraising, while JTS India and JTS Philippines conduct development projects in cooperation with local communities.
- The member of the Jungto Society International can make one-time or recurring donations to JTS America. Please visit https://www.jtsamerica.org for more information.