MEMO-031112-A – “SILENCE”

More than 3700 people gathered for a moment of silence on Facebook today to commemorate the 11 year anniversary of the Higashi Nippon Tsunami and Earthquake of March 11th 2011.

The event started 2:46pm where participants where ever they are would stop for 11 minutes of Silence to remember the earthquake victims.  Facebook gathered about 3700 people RSVP’d to participate in this event at the moment it started. A amazingly people were still joining the event after it was over to show their support along with posting their thoughts on the event page wall.

The event page on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/#!/events/135847496538265/

“…This was a momentous occasion. I cannot thank you enough for participating in this moment of Silence.
Thank you so much. Nothing to can replace this feeling I have for Japan and the motivation I have to move forward and continue our support in Tohoku. I especially thank the people who are up to their knees in mud and trash everyday during the clean up operations in the north. You guys are the best! ”

–dwayne wayne Founder of Rescue Japan


UPDATE-021612-A

Update Field Report:

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Arrived to Kesennuma just after 17:00 JST 2/16/2012

We were guided to the temporary housing community in middle of the urban district of Kesennuma, (Makinohara) and another temporary housing community (Akaiwa Makinohara), a temporary housing community where 36 of 56 family units are the solitary elderlies, but is isolated from urban area and public transportation.

In Akaiwa Makinohara half of the water pipes are frozen and they cannot use water, and the floor is very cold so Futon is not enough to bear the cold. Sometimes condensation occurs and Futon gets moldy. So this time we bought 20 mattresses for them.

The area of the room for 1 family in the community is about 6.5 square meters. Non-emergency items needed at the present are sewing machines, washing machines and air purifiers.

They said Kesennuma city government does follow-up measures providing space heaters etc. Also providing housing where needed. However everything from the city is leased not issued or donated. They can keep leased items (in their narrow rooms) until the lease period is over. Most cities give supplies away to their citizens, but not in Kesennuma. We are not sure as to why at the moment.

We talked to 4 local volunteers in Kesennuma, who shared their experiences from 3/11/2012 and they were almost crying while speaking to us.

Rescue Japan and GPOP relief organizations plan to do provide future Aid support and events for this community.

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They are working in cooperation with GCEJRAM

Their Sendai-based partner is located at:
一般社団法人 東日本復興支援機構
〒981-3213
宮城県仙台市泉区南中山1-30-14

“General Corporation East Japan Reconstruction Assistance mechanism.”

〒981-3213
1-30-14 Minaminakayama
Izumi-ku Sendai, Miyagi Prefecture

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UPDATE-021612-A

February 16 Aid Delivery into Ishinomaki
Our team arrived in Ishinomaki Thursday afternoon February 16th to deliver items requested by the community center:
〒986-0025 石巻市湊町3-6-19 石巻中央公民館湊分館
Ishinomaki chuo kouminnkann minatocho bunnkann 3-6-19 minatocho ishinomaki 986-0025

Diapers, Hand Soaps, Hand Sanitizers, refrigerators and tooth brushes were delivered for local residences.

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RRD-02162012-A

TEAM HEART SAVER for Kessenumma Delivery
This is a report from their last delivery – visiting 8 temp housing communities in Kessunuma as well.
http://fukkou-shien.org/?p=204

2/16/2012 Delivery Item Listing:

The goods requested for their delivery are:

★ Glutinous Rice Cakes
– Rice
– Instant Rice
– General Microwavable food
– various canned or bottled foods
– Sweets
– Dried or preserved foods,
* All with a shelf life with at least 6 months remaining.

★ daily consumables
– Toothpaste, toothbrushes
– Shampoo and conditioner
· Laundry detergent
– Kitchen detergent
– Soap
– Saran Wrap, aluminum wheels
– Toilet paper, tissue paper <
– Plaster, swab

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They are working in cooperation with GCEJRAM

Their Sendai-based partner is located at:
一般社団法人 東日本復興支援機構
〒981-3213
宮城県仙台市泉区南中山1-30-14

“General Corporation East Japan Reconstruction Assistance mechanism.”

〒981-3213
1-30-14 Minaminakayama
Izumi-ku Sendai, Miyagi Prefecture

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Rescue Japan will assist in assessing how families with infants are in the temp-housing locations they speak of in this request, determine if the families need the diapers we have in storage from P&G, also determine what other items we have on hand they can use for this March 3rd and 4th scheduled delivery, and assist in transport if necessary.  In the meantime an emergency transport will depart from Tokyo Thursday February 16th to deliver emergency priority items from the list above.  The transport is scheduled to go directly to the Temporary housing community in question in Kesennuma.

 

 


MEMO-010912-A

Earth Day Market

Rescue Japan is supporting the Earth Day Market program spearheaded by Fukutobiren who sells products made in Fukushima to Tokyo residents and sends the profits back to merchants in Fukushima. This program is designed to stimulate the economy in Fukushima.

Links:

Fukutobiren (福飛連)
We were contacted by a member of the Fukutobiren group asking for storage space to store excess goods left over from the Earth Day Market program. We are now helping to secure the good for them at our Kachidoki facility which was given to Rescue japan in April of 2011 by the Quraz company to assist in the storage of AID Supplies for our Tohoku Relief program.  We are proud to help the merchants of Fukushima.

UPDATE-122411-A

Rescue Japan joined GPOP to host a Christmas Party in Iwaki for the victims of the Onahama and Yotsukura area. They traveled from their temporary housing units to the Fujima Junior High School.

A little over 650 people came out to enjoy a Christmas celebration on December 24th, where GPOP and Rescue Japan arranged to have food, gifts, kids drawing boards, a 4 meter Christmas Tree, tons of chicken donated by Family Mart, tons of supplies like diapers, hand soaps, sanitary gels, kids clothing, toothbrushes, and shavers and finally a splashing performance by Japanese artist Sunplaza Nakano Jun.

It is days like this one that make Rescue Japan very proud to be apart of a relief program that puts smiles on the faces of earthquake victims. It is a unique relief program that doesn’t just give away Aid supplies, but ensures an atmosphere of uplifting spirits and energy to help people cope with the reality of their changing world.

TV news:

Online articles of Fukushima Minyu:
http://www.minyu-net.com/news/topic/1225/topic6.html

Fukushima Broadcasts:
http://www.kfb.co.jp/news/index.cgi?n=2011122515

今回、レスキュー・ジャパンはGPOP主催のいわき市小名浜・四倉の地域の被災者の方々のためのクリスマスパーティーに参加しました。その日、被災者の方々は仮設住宅から藤間中学校へと足を運んでくれました。

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Items Distributed:

25 Boxes of Large Boy Diapers
25 Boxes of Large Boy/Girl Diapers
25 Boxes of Medium Diapers
25 Boxes of Small Diapers (infant sizes)
100 Boxes of Baby Wipes
133 boxes of Hand/Body Soap (3×6 per unit)
200 Boxes of Sanitary Hand Gels (4×24 per Unit)
800 Toothbrushes (11 Boxes)

届けられた物資:

男児用おむつ(大) 25箱

男女両用おむつ(大) 25箱

おむつ(中) 25箱

おむつ(幼児用) 25箱

赤ちゃんおしりふき 100箱

ハンド・ボディーソープ(各3×6個) 133箱

手の消毒ジェル(各4×24個) 200箱

歯ブラシ 800本 11箱

Diaper are provided by Proctor and Gamble, Japan
Toothbrushes, Hand/Soaps and Sanitary Gels are provided by Hills/Colgate Co. Japan

おもつはP&G Japanの提供によるものです。

歯ブラシ、ハンドソープ、消毒ジェルは日本ヒルズ・コルゲートの提供によるものです。


RRD-122411-A

Relief Request Document # 122411

Event: Christmas Party and End of Year celebration event December 24th.

Location:  Fujima Junior High School (Public)
970-0103,  Aza Sengakubo 76 Taira Fujima, Iwaki City, Fukushima

 

援助要請資料♯122411

イベント:クリスマスパーティーと年末祝いイベント 12月24日

場所:藤間中学校(公立)

福島県いわき市平藤間字千ケ久保76 970-0103

 

Supplies Required:

25 Boxes of Large Boy Diapers

25 Boxes of Large Boy/Girl Diapers

25 Boxes of Medium Diapers

25 Boxes of Small Diapers (infant sizes)

100 Boxes of Baby Wipes

133 boxes of Hand/Body Soap (3×6 per unit)

200 Boxes of Sanitary Hand Gels  (4×24 per Unit)

800 Toothbrushes (11 Boxes)

Diaper are provided by Proctor and Gamble, Japan

Toothbrushes, Hand/Soaps and Sanitary Gels are provided by Hills/Colgate Co. Japan

 

支援物資のリクエスト

男児用おむつ(大) 25箱

女児・男児おむつ(大) 25箱

おむつ(中) 25箱

おむつ(小) 25箱(幼児用)

赤ちゃんのおしりふき 100箱

ハンド・ボディソープ 133箱(各3×6)

手の消毒ジェル 200箱(各4×24)

歯ブラシ 800個(11箱)

 

おむつはP&G Japanによって提供されたものです。

歯ブラシ、ハンド・ボディーソープ、消毒ジェルは日本ヒルズ・コルゲート株式会社によって提供されたものです。

Contact(連絡先):

Iwaki 2nd City Middle School, Iwaki Fukushima

福島県いわき市立湯本第二中学校
澤 井 史 郎(Shirou Sawai)
〒972-8321, 福島県いわき市常磐湯本町上浅貝10
TEL 0246-42-2376(学校)
FAX 0246-42-2416
080-3336-1193(携帯)

For inquires on this RRD please contact: contact@rescuejapan.asia

English or Japanese is ok

 

このRRDに関するお問い合わせは contact@rescuejapan.asia までお願いいたします。

日本語、英語どちらでも受け付けております。