Video: Yeon-tan Warms Songtan
The holiday season has come and gone, but these volunteers are delivering the most precious of gifts to elderly members of the Songtan community. They are delivering yeon-tan, which are Korean coals used to heat their homes, they’re also used for cooking fires. The gift of coal doesn’t exactly have a positive connotation in American culture, but in this case, its how low-income households stay warm during the unforgiving winter season. SUGGESTED LEAD: A lump of coal at Christmas means you may not have been good this year, but for some people, it’s a blessing. Senior Airman Corey Schuler shares a little perspective in Songtan (sung-tahn), South Korea, where volunteers are making a difference, one lump of coal at a time. SUGGESTED TAG: The volunteers raised money for the coal through a series of fundraisers. Includes sound bites from Tech. Sgt. Adam Fields, Event Coordinator. Also available in high definition.