Thursday, October 20, 2011

Ishinomaki


This last weekend I traveled to Miyagi Prefecture, home to the cities of Sendai and Ishinomaki. It was one of the hardest hit areas during the earthquake and subsequent tsunami. Ishinomaki, along with structural damage, experienced waves higher than 25 feet. There was considerable damage...


More than 50,000 residents had to live in shelters and nearly 4,000 are reported dead or missing.


Sadly, for some affected areas progress is slow and 7 months later they are still in desperate need of assistance.

The group I worked with spent the day tearing down ruined drywall and insulation. The waters reached the ceiling in this house...


There is still a tremendous need for assistance in these affected areas. If you live in Japan, there are great volunteer organizations like Be One Tohoku Aid.

If you live outside of Japan, there are several organizations accepting donations like the Japanese Red Cross and Be One Tohoku Aid.

がんばれ日本 !