For days, there were numerous reports warning people all over South Korea about Bolaven typhoon, named after a highland region in Laos. After the arrival of Bolaven on August 28, a second typhoon named Tembin arrived soon after. During the typhoon season, Korea encountered heavy downpours of rain and strong winds.
UOS students and Seoul Volunteer Service have worked together to create a support group with the aim of restoring the massive flood damage in Jeolla Province due to the recent attacks of Bolaven and Tembin. This group consisted of 116 UOS students and 40 specialty volunteers. Even though it was the beginning of the second semester, many students made a small sacrifice and signed up to become a part of this cause. The group helped out on September 9 at Naju, in Jeolla Province from 6:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Their major tasks were collecting fallen fruits, cleaning up vinyl houses (a place where crops are placed during winter time to keep them warm) and repairing damaged ginseng fields.
Thanks to the sacrifices of all the participants, the group of 116 managed to repair a lot of the damage and helped take care of the farms.