• Soldiers of Headquarters and Headquarters Company, USAG Yongsan, and community members carry coal bricks to a house, Nov 6. The coal brick delivery is an annual event that is held to help strengthen the community and help keep those less fortunate warm during the cold Korean months ahead. (U.S. army photo by Pfc. Jung Young Ho)

    Garrison Soldiers deliver warmth

    Soldiers of Headquarters and Headquarters Company, USAG Yongsan, and community members carry coal bricks to a house, Nov 6. The coal brick delivery is an annual event that is held to help strengthen the community and help keep those less fortunate warm...

  • Soldiers of Headquarters and Headquarters Companyk, USAG Yongsan, and community members form up a chain and carry coal bricks by handing them from one to the other, Nov 6. The coal brick delivery is an annual event that is held to help strengthen the community and help keep those less fortunate warm during the cold Korean months ahead. (U.S. army photo by Pfc. Jung Young Ho)

    Garrison Soldiers deliver warmth

    Soldiers of Headquarters and Headquarters Companyk, USAG Yongsan, and community members form up a chain and carry coal bricks by handing them from one to the other, Nov 6. The coal brick delivery is an annual event that is held to help strengthen the...

  • Soldiers of Headquarters and Headquarters Company, USAG Yongsan, along with members of the Red Cross and Saemaul community gather for a photo before a coal delivery event, Nov 6. The coal brick delivery is an annual event that is held to help strengthen the community and help keep those less fortunate warm during the cold Korean months ahead. (U.S. army photo by Pfc. Jung Young Ho)

    Garrison Soldiers deliver warmth

    Soldiers of Headquarters and Headquarters Company, USAG Yongsan, along with members of the Red Cross and Saemaul community gather for a photo before a coal delivery event, Nov 6. The coal brick delivery is an annual event that is held to help...

  • Soldiers of Headquarters and Headquarters Company and community members put on a protective outer garment before heading out to deliver coal bricks, Nov 6. The coal brick delivery is an annual event that is held to help strengthen the community and help keep those less fortunate warm during the cold Korean months ahead. (U.S. army photo by Pfc. Jung Young Ho)

    Garrison Soldiers deliver warmth

    Soldiers of Headquarters and Headquarters Company and community members put on a protective outer garment before heading out to deliver coal bricks, Nov 6. The coal brick delivery is an annual event that is held to help strengthen the community and...

YONGSAN GARRISON, Republic of Korea -- Soldiers of Headquarters and Headquarters Company, USAG Yongsan, visited Hongeun-dong to deliver coal bricks to members of the community, Nov 6.

The coal brick delivery is an annual event to help those in need stay warm during the cold Korean months ahead, and strengthen the garrison's relationship with the community.

The delivery event was operated by Soldiers of the garrison, members of Saemaul community and the Korean Red Cross. For many of the Korean civilian volunteers, it was their first time working with U.S. soldiers. They said the overall experience was unique and meaningful for them. Woo, Jeong Sook, a member of the Korean Red Cross, shared her thoughts.

"It sure was a different experience since we usually work with community members, students or some civilian volunteers," Woo said. "It's nice to know that the Army is noticing the ones who need assistance. Most of the coal that we deliver today goes to the elderly, or the ones who are in critical condition. It is important for people to know that there still are people who live in a lesser condition than ours, and it is our duty to help them stand on their feet."

Forty soldiers of Headquarters and Headquarters Company participated in this good neighbor event, working side-by-side with 20 community members to deliver more than 4000 coal bricks in one day.

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