TOKYO (October, 2017) – J.P. Morgan has supported Habitat’s vision of a world where everyone has a decent place live for long time as a global partner. J.P. Morgan and Habitat Japan joined hands for the first time to improve living conditions of the vulnerable in Tokyo.
The volunteer team joined Habitat Japan’s local program “Project HomeWorks” for two weekends to improve living environment of a shelter for homeless persons.
Tsukuroi House, a shelter run by our partner organization Tsukuroi Tokyo Fund, has seven units, one of which had rain leak from the ceiling. The water proofing construction work had been done by a professional through Habitat’s support, but the ceiling boards were damaged by the water drops and had molds.
On October 7th and 14th, J.P. Morgan volunteer team gathered to replace the ceiling boards and paint the new boards. With the very dedicated volunteers getting advice from a professional worker on the spot, the work progressed smoothly. The team not only finished the ceiling work but also cleaned one of the units and cleared the scribbles on the outside walls.