TAEBAEK, Jan. 13 (Korea Bizwire) — An elderly person in his late 60s visited the administrative welfare center in Taebaek, Gangwon Province on Tuesday.
He carried a 20-kilogram liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) cylinder.
“This is a piggy bank that I made for myself. The amount of money I saved is not much but I hope it will be spent to help out neighbors in need,” he said.
As he said, the gas cylinder had a hole large enough to insert coins, just like a piggy bank.
An official from the center cut the gas cylinder and found it to be full of coins.
Most of them were 10-won coins and some were 50-won coins.
The total value of the coins was 188,310 won (US$152).
“I’m a recipient of the basic livelihood security program, but I collected the coins for 27 years to help out the neighbors who are in a more difficult situation than me,” the elderly person said.
He added that he does not want to disclose his name.
M. H. Lee (firstname.lastname@example.org)