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【JPN Relief-69】 Rebuilding Homes, Communities and Hope

JAPA-12-7754-MF-resized.JPGTwo years since the Great East Japan earthquake and tsunami of March 11, 2011, Habitat for Humanity Japan continues to support the recovery process by addressing shifting but persisting needs in the Tohoku region of northern Japan.

The needs of survivors are various and increasing since the disaster. In 2011, emergency assistance came first: clearing debris from homes and community spaces, and distributing 'home starter kits' to families starting life in temporary shelters. People were struggling every day to live and to protect their families, and Habitat for Humanity Japan provided support to as many families in need as possible.
2012 : Growing Needs of Housing

In 2012, the demand is for better housing; improving temporary shelter environments and repairing houses in order to return home. As a housing specialist, Habitat is strategically best placed to assist families to find suitable housing solutions: home repairs, community revitalization, and improve temporary shelter living environments.

  • - House repairs and housing consultation in Ofunato, Iwate

  • - Building storage cabinets and steps for the residents of temporary shelters in Ofunato, Iwate.

  • - Building fishermen's storage units in Onagawa, Miyagi.

  • - Renovating a community center in Higashimatsushima
    Habitat Stories
    *Please click on the names to read their stories.
    Home Partner ≪Muneo Oikawa≫  
    Volunteer ≪Saya Komatsu(Photo:Right)≫
    2013: Empowering Local Communities to Lead Recovery
    In 2013, Habitat for Humanity Japan will further develop its Solar Home Recovery project. To help families restart their lives, it is important to have a secure, regular income source. Initially, Habitat will focus on supporting households where there is a family member with a disability, as they tend to have the added financial burden of medical costs.
    Thank you for your support!
    Thank you very much for your continuous support of the Rebuilding Japan program. Your sincere contribution enabled us to reach many families in need.
    Habitat Japan will continue to serve disaster-affected communities through house repairs, community revitalization and the new solar project, so we really appreciate Your Support and Volunteer to Help Japan Rebuild!

    Message from Jonathan T.M. Reckford
    CEO Habitat for Humanity International

    Be Hope, Be a House Supporter.
    Join us in our continued efforts to help Tohoku recover, by volunteering, donating and becoming a House Supporter!
    House Supporters are special people that help Habitat for Humanity realize its vision of 'a world where everyone has a decent place to live' through a membership donation. Donation are used disaster response projects in Tohoku, as well as other programs in Japan and around the world. Please contact at membership@habitatjp.org to take action today!
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