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【JPN Relief-35】 Rebuilding Japan Program Goes On
Donate to Help Japan Rebuild!
On March 11, 2011, the magnitude 9.0 earthquake followed by massive tsunami struck northeastern part of Japan and took many lives away.
Habitat for Humanity has been working on disaster response in addition to house building initiatives, to meet the needs of people affected by natural disasters. Disaster response for Indian Ocean tsunami in 2004 was a turning point for Habitat, and initiatives in Pakistan, China, the Philippines, Indonesia, Vietnam, Cambodia, Chili, Haiti and the United States have followed.
Last April, Habitat for Humanity International and Japan launched the Rebuilding Japan disaster response program, with a slogan of 'Let us unite our heats as one to rebuild Japan'. Having various experiences worldwide,Habitat has been operating projects in cities of Ofunato and Rikuzentakata in Iwate , and in cities of Ishinomaki, Higashimatsushima, and Onagawa in Miyagi with hundreds of volunteers and supports from donors to meet the needs on these sites.
It has been one year since the earthquake. Habitat for Humanity has been, and will keep supporting the affected families until they can return to places where they can call 'Home.' Habitat hopes that these initiatives will bring hopes for future to the affected families.
A Year after the Disaster
"What can we do for those in need?"
Ms. Natsuki Ichikawa, Students of Kyoto University of Foreign Studies, who has been joining disaster response programs from its early stagem, visited disaster areas at the beginning of the year, said there still are various issues left, and it is time to think what to do from now on.
"Some are living alone in uncomfortable temporary shelters because their houses were washed away by tsunami. Others keep living in the damaged houses without being offered any supports. I can never forget when a survivor said to me with full of tears that 'I am afraid of being forgotten and ignored one day.' Even though we live far from the disaster sites, we must not forget those in needs today. Please remember how you felt for the affected people on March 11th, 2011. Once again, this is the time to send our hearts and power to Tohoku! 'Rebuilding Japan' has just started." said Ms.Ichikawa
Habitat Japan once again thanks all of you for great supports to Rebuilding Japan program. This program will be continued further, and we would appreciate your continuous supports for those in need.
"Let us unite our hearts as one to rebuild Japan!"
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2012.02.24 Miyagi : Building a Gazebo for Community
2012.02.22 Miyagi : Painting Pictures of Hopes
2012.02.11 Miyagi : Volunteers are Back on Sites
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