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【JPN Relief-58】 Iwate : Storage and Steps at Temporary Shelter

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On September 28-29 and October 5-6, Habitat Japan built a communal storage unit and bench-like steps at Konakai Temporary Shelter Complex in Ofunato, Iwate Prefecture, where 27 families reside.

tohoku_Ofunato_2012100809_NissanteamB (78).jpgOn September 28-29, Habitat's volunteers built a storage with double-deck shelf inside and on October 5-6, another volunteer group drew an illustration on the outer walls, to make it look like a brick house. Some residents said, "We should give a special name for this storage," so they named it 'Nishi no Kura(Storage of the West)' because the storage will be moved to the 'Nishi'-date Community Center, which plans to rebuild in the future.

tohoku_ofunato_2012092829_NissanteamA (9).jpgMeanwhile, Konakai Complex had another problem. There is a certain height from the foundation to the window that has a laundry pole. Especially for the elderly, they step on the window track every time they hang the laundry and they needed something they can step on safely. Mr. Muneo Oikawa, a leader of Konakai Complex said, "Thank you very much for making the wonderful steps for every family. These steps are safe as children step on with their barefoot and they also stand still as the elderly use to hang out the laundry."
Total of 52 volunteers in 2 teams worked at Konakai Complex were from Nissan Motor Co. and they joined volunteering as a part of Habitat's global partnership. It is the first time for Nissan to join Habitat Japan's domestic volunteer trip and 2 more teams are coming to Ofunato this year.

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2012.10.13 Miyagi : Building Storage at Temporary Shelter
2012.10.10 Miyagi : House Rehabilitation Continues On 
2012.10.09 Iwate : 95 House Repairs Completed
2012.09.22 Miyagi : Building Sheds for Fishermen (2)
2012.09.20 Iwate : House Rebuilding Consultations
2012.09.19 Iwate : Building Storage Units at Temporary Shelter
2012.07.31 Iwate : Building a Storage for Shopping Street
2012.07.27 Miyagi : Building Sheds for Fishermen
2012.07.13 Miyagi : Rehabilitating the Community Center (4)
2012.07.06 Iwate : Home Partner Story (2)
2012.06.07 Miyagi : Rehabilitating the Community Center (3)
2012.06.05 Iwate : Homeowner Story (1)
2012.05.29 Miyagi : Rebuiding a Home with Volunteers
2012.05.10 Miyagi : Rehabilitating the Community Center (2)
2012.05.07 Iwate : Storage Cabinets for Community
2012.04.26 Iwate : Habitat Japan featured on Tokaishimpo
2012.04.20 Miyagi : Rehabilitating the Community Center (1)
2012.03.22 Iwate : Flyer Distribution on its 2nd Stage
2012.03.13 Iwate : Program Flyers to 600 Families
2012.03.12 Iwate : Habitat Japan on Chinese National TV
2012.03.11 Rebuilding Japan Program Goes On
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2012.02.11 Miyagi : Volunteers are Back on Sites
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2011.11.17 Habitat Staff Featured in Ofunato Newsletter
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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
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2011.09.12 First Volunteer Team in Ishinomaki
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2011.06.30 Volunteer Recruitment Started! (July departure)
2011.06.13 Oakwood Tokyo Lends Support to 'Rebuilding Japan' Program
2011.06.07 Volunteer Stories
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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
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