Mason Korea Community Delivers Coal Briquettes to Local Neighbors

photoAround 20 Mason Korea students, faculty, and staff delivered coal briquettes to local neighbors in Hakik-dong, Michuhol-gu in Incheon recently as part of the Mason Cares community outreach program. Mason Korea donated a total of 5,000 briquettes to help low-income households in the neighborhood pay for their heating bills and stay warm throughout the winter.

Launched in 2020 as part of Mason Korea’s commitment to making a positive impact in the local community, the Mason Cares Program has presented a series of volunteer activities and initiatives that brought faculty, students, and staff together to give back and expand the university’s community engagement.

“It was more intense than I had imagined because it was my first time delivering briquettes, but it was rewarding to participate in a community outreach activity with my classmates and professors,” said Shaneen Briscoe, a senior visiting from Mason’s Fairfax campus, adding, “I hope our neighbors have a warmer winter with the briquettes we delivered." 

“We planned this event in hopes that it will help our local neighbors in need have a warmer winter,” said Mason Korea Campus Dean Robert Matz, adding, “Mason Korea plans to continue holding social impact activities as a member of this community through our Mason Cares Program.”