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[TRANS/DISPATCH] “Love is, something to be returned”…’PLEDIS’, Merry Coal Briquette (Delivery) Volunteering

Translated by @janinekwon_
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In this place that needs a hand

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kind hands are on the move.

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Hand in hand,

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love is piled up.

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That’s. why. on. this. day

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Even if dirt gets on our hands,

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Even if clothes get dirty,

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Even if shoes get ruined,

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We are able to smile (Dokyeom).

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Last December 18 morning, heavy snow poured. A warning of heavy snowfall at the metro. The whole city is frozen with white.

Here is a settlement area in Bucheon. They must fight the cold. That is why they need coal briquettes. Because this is reality and a way to survive.

NU’EST W, SEVENTEEN, Han Donggeun, and Bumzu gathered in one place. On this loneliest place, they gave the warmest hand (touch).

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‘Maknae’ SVT arrived first. In one word, they were prepared ‘Volunteer-dols”. This is a first to see this kind of idols. They were bare-faced & were in sportswear.

“I’ve always wanted to help someone. Although it’s small, I hope it will be helpful to survive winter. I’ll do my best today!” (Wonwoo)

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“Let’s start” (Hoshi)

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“Prepared Volunteer-dols”

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“Coal Briquettes! Just wait“

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Soon enough, NU’EST W with Han Donggeun and Bumzu arrived. To be honest, this volunteering activity is also NU’EST W’s final goal for 2017.

They had an interview after the end of ‘WHERE YOU AT’ promotions. They were asked the last thing they want to try doing. As a group, they shouted ‘Volunteering’.

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“This year, we received a very big amount of love. I want to give back that gratitude. My final goal is to share the love we received from the fans.” (Baekho)

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“Today, (we are) Santa” (JR, Ren)

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Pledis looked for 7 households. First, they listened to the precautions. Because of heavy snow, the road is slippery and the briquettes are frozen.

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“Although it may be hard,

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with a smile,

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let’s gather strength!”

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This is the first to be given away. It was led by Han Donggeun. He carefully moved the frozen cold briquettes. Since this is the first, it’s difficult.

Still, Han Donggeun’s expression was bright. The things he learned on (coal) delivery. Hn Donggeun delivered them (the coal) to his dongsaengs fast and accurately.

“I was worried because it snowed a lot this morning. But just like a lie, the snow stopped. I’m happy because I am able to help out the elders.” (Han Donggeun)

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“Alright~ Please start” (Han Donggeun)

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“Even 4 pieces are light as a feather” (Jun, Jeonghan, Aron)

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“Just follow me“ (JR)

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The delivery road was not easy. The path was steep, and the entrance was narrow. In one line, they stood side by side carrying briquettes, and carrying them again.

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“Real! The scene of volunteering”

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“Please stand in line~”

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At an unseen place, there are members having a hard time. They are SEVENTEEN S.Coups & Mingyu. They carefully stack the briquettes delivered by the members.

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“In harmony” (S.Coups, Mingyu)

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“I’ll receive them” (Mingyu)

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“The stacking is done by S.Coups!”

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This is the 2nd location. The alley got more narrow. There is a need to do a relay delivery. This time, NU’EST W Baekho and JR are in the lead.

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“Please be careful” (JR)

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“Don’t worry” (Jun)

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“We’re not delivering briquettes,” (Han Donggeun)

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“We are conveying our hearts.” (Bumzu)

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They are named ‘Bounce team’. They are SEVENTEEN Dokyeom, Joshua, and Hoshi. These three showed a unique briquette delivery skill. They were able to laugh for a while at the difficult scene.

“We can’t give big help but we’ll do our best! We hope everyone here gets to spend a warm winter. Just thinking about it, our hearts feel happy.” (Dokyeom, Joshua, Hoshi)

“Unique warm-up” (Hoshi, Dino, Dokyeom)

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“A bounce we’re born with”

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“We are the Mood-Makers” (Dokyeom)

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 Just like that, another house was stacked with briquettes. They are also exhausted. Pledis, without resting, went on to the next house. They walked uphill in pairs.

“It’s like a time that I really needed for myself. As you share, your heart warms up. I’ll do my best with the dongsaengs and finish!” (Bumzu)

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One unique thing is, (Hoshi)

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As we volunteer, (Vernon)

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The smile on our lips (S.Coups, Aron, Baekho, Woozi)

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Do not end. (Ren)

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Now, only 2 houses are left. This time, they delivered in 2 sets of teams. First is the Relay Team. As this is the last house, they are working harder.

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“This is the last house” (Baekho)

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“The ‘happily’” (Ren, Joshua)

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“The ‘with strength’”

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“Now, lightly” (Vernon)

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At that time, S.Coups and Wonwoo directly carried the briquettes. The members who finished the relay also joined them. The weight of 1 briquette is 3.5kg. They carried it again and again…

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“Up until the last briquette,“ (Aron)

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“We all do our best” (Vernon)

Bumzu-Donggeun

“All this sweat“ (Bumzu, Han Donggeun)

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“will be very rewarding” (S.Coups, Dino)

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Pledis’s sharing donation has ended. The neighborhood residents heart-warmingly watched the boys working hard. Even when Baekho’s hand is full of coal, it is for a happy reason.

Anyone may be suspicious of their sweat (hard work). You will never know the existence of this place under the sheets of your bed. From now on, please listen to JR as the volunteering has ended.

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“This is something I slightly heard. A lot volunteer on December~January but by February, the amount of support is cut in half.” (JR, Leader)

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“I think there needs to be a consistent interest in this area. I’ll also do my best so I can lead the way to sharing in the future.” (S.Coups, Leader)

“Coal Briquette is” (Vernon, Ren, Aron)

“LOVE!”

“Let’s be together again next year!”

Translated by @janinekwon_. Please take out with full credits.
Happy holidays!