45,000 members from Shincheonji Volunteer in Yeongdeungpo participated to save a traditional market
3 years of continuous visiting to Yeongdeungpo traditional market with love and deep heart
[New Cheonji= Park, Jungyeong reporter] Every first week of Sunday, the chairman of Shincheonji Volunteer in Yeongdeungpo, Gwak Jjongnyeol visits the market to hear the voice of merchant.
Last August 6, restaurants in the market were all crowded with the volunteer members.
This atmosphere has been continued for 3 years and the volunteer group visited to the traditional market for 30 times. As the daily visiting is reaching almost 1500 people, it puts life into this traditional market. After the volunteer group contracted MOU(memorandum of understanding), the visitors reach almost 45,000 people for 3 years.
For many years, Shincheonji Volunteer in Yeongdeungpo has served in many ways for the local, cultural, and vulnerable social group development. This group had the set up a sisterhood relationship and the contract of MOU(memorandum of understanding) to invigorate the economy for Yeongdeungpo traditional market, Yeongdeungpo Machinery & Tool Shopping Center, Namseoul Shopping Center, Jeil Center, Youngshin Center, Rotari Center, Samgu market, and Dongnam Center. Shincheonji Volunteer sincerely participated in using the tradition markets with respect and trust.
Christians who did not have a good feeling of ‘Shincheonji’ also has changed their mind. They started to recognize the warm heart and love of this charity group.
The Shincheonji Volunteer in Yeongdeungpo also had been awarded many times by the head of Yeongdeungpo-Gu, president of National Assembly of Seoul city, and mayor of Seoul city.
Besides these, this volunteer group not only the traditional market visiting for several years, but also through volunteering of wall-painting that lightening dark streets, delivering the lunch to senior citizen who lives alone, distributing food to disorder people, many kinds of cultural performance develop the Yeongdeungpo and share warm-heart with citizens.