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【JPN Relief-32】 Miyagi : Volunteers are Back on Sites

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Gutting_Feb11.jpgHabitat Japan restarted volunteer mobilization on February 11, 2012 at the end of the coldest season of the year. In 2012, Habitat Japan is targeting to initiate more programs in Miyagi with volunteers and for better operation, volunteer base in Tagajo, where is close to the city of Hagashimatsushima and Ishinomaki has opened in January. This base will also be an accommodation for volunteers.

Last fall, evacuation centers have been closed and many people had to move to temporary shelters. Currently lots of people are trying to find a way to move back to their own houses and working on repairing and rebuilding their houses step by step. On February 11, 4 volunteers and staff have worked at a house in Watanoha, Ishinomak. The homeowner plans to move back in, and they helped removing damaged boards on floors and walls. After Habitat Japan cleared the house, professional carpenters will finish the reconstruction work. The homeowner Habitat Japan has worked with commented with a smile, "I never thought I can come back home. I am so pleased now."

On the other hand, people live with new neighbors in temporary shelter complex. It is essential to encourage communication between them to build better relationship. In addition to house repair, Habitat Japan also holds small gatherings over tea and snacks for these community to offer opportunities to get to know each other and share ideas to rebuild their community.

Habitat Japan is continuously working with the affected families by providing help and supporting to their urgent needs.

◆ Back Number
2012.01.13 Miyagi : Winter Items for 1,338 Families
2012.01.11 10 Months after the Disaster
2011.12.23 Miyagi : Distribution of 2,400 Hot Carpets
2011.11.17 Habitat Staff Featured in Ofunato Newsletter
2011.11.05 Distributing 278 Futon Sets in Onagawa
2011.10.22 Support for Fishery Industry
2011.10.21 Campus Chapters Raising Funds for Tohoku
2011.10.20 Corporate Volunteer Teams
2011.10.12 Futon for the Disaster Survivors
2011.09.12 KLA-Tencor Donates over 3.7m yen
2011.09.12 First Volunteer Team in Ishinomaki
2011.08.14 Quarterly Report (Apr to Jun, 2011)
2011.06.30 Standard Chartered Raises over 32m yen
2011.06.30 Volunteer Recruitment Started! (July departure)
2011.06.13 Oakwood Tokyo Lends Support to 'Rebuilding Japan' Program
2011.06.07 Volunteer Stories
2011.06.06 Homeowner Story
2011.06.06 Reports from the Volunteers (June 4-5)
2011.05.20 Volunteer Recruitment Started!
2011.05.14 Disaster Response Team Started
2011.05.03 First Volunteer Team Finished Its Work
2011.05.02 "I Never Imagined that I Would Smile Again"
2011.05.01 What Habitat Volunteers Bring to the Victims
2011.04.30 Children Return to a Cleaned Gym
2011.04.29 Volunteers Taking Action in Tohoku
2011.04.28 First Volunteer Team Heads Out to Tohoku
2011.04.19 Toiletries Delivered to Ofunato city, Iwate
2011.04.13 Toiletries Delivered to Soma city, Fukushima
2011.04.10 Thousands Support HFH's Response in Earthquake-Hit Japan
2011.04.04 Campus Chapters Fundraise for Rebuilding Japan
2010.03.31 Donation from APP Japan
2011.03.14 Donate to Help Japan Earthquake and Tsunami Victims

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