Report of visit to Shichigo Elementary school on March 24.
Today we went to Shichigo Elementary School (in Wakabayashi, Sendai) where 1,100 people are sheltered. We went to see what supplies they need and how we may be able to support them. We visited a doctor from JOCS and then talked to some of the teachers and the principle.
↑Laughter seen at the restrooms
We were able to talk to some members of a citizens group, involved in providing hot food at the school playground. We were able to see how people are encouraging each other and helping each other in this severe situation.
↑Encouraging each other at the tent set up by a citizen’s group
At the school, we could see the scars left by the tsunami, and the Self Defense Force was there to find out information about missing people.
↑The scene stretching before us
Witnessing the extreme hardship, seeing people helping each other, sharing their pain and suffering. It was a day that we felt many emotions.
Reported by Taku Noda (SCF Volunteer)
We delivered relief supplies to Morioka by a 2-ton truck.
We have received supplies from all over Japan, as well as from Korea and Taiwan. We are grateful for your support.
Today, (the 24th) we loaded large quantities of relief supplies onto a 2-ton truck and sent it to Oh-u Christian Center in Morioka.
Vegetables, vacuum packed foods, cup noodles, instant food, toilet paper, portable stoves, cassette bombs for cooking, medicine, sanitary supplies, clothing, hand warmers, seasonings for cooking, paper diapers, powdered milk were loaded to fill the truck and delivered to Morioka.
These supplies sent to the Oh-u District are to be used in areas where the damage was greatest along the coastal regions of Iwate Prefecture. We ask for your prayers and support for those stricken areas where supplies are limited.
reported by Takafumi Sato (SCF Volunteer)
1) A scene from loading up the truck
2) Loading supplies
3) covering with a plastic sheet
4) tying up with a rope and then off to Morioka
* note, for details on sending supplies, please refer to
【Important】 Location to send relief supplies changed to Oh-u District Office (Morioka) (March 24) http://ameblo.jp/jishin-support-uccj/entry-10839688804.html
We delivered relief goods to Sendai churches by bike trailer
Today we delivered goods to the following churches:
○Sendai Itsutsubashi Church
○Miyagino Aisen Church
○Sendai Nagamachi Church
○Sendai Higashi Ichibancho Church
At Miyagino Aisen Church, the over 50 people who were sheltered at the church have now returned home.
We still are experiencing lack of gasoline and so we are delivering goods by bicycle.
This morning we received 18 bike trailers from YFJ. Now we can deliver more goods at one time. Next week we expect electric bicycles to be delivered from Taiwan. We are very grateful.
1) putting together the bike trailers
2) bike trailers are ready for use
3) taking off to deliver goods
4) At Miyagino Aisen Church
Change in location to send relief supplies – Send to Oh-u District Office in Morioka
We thank the many people who are sending relief supplies.
Thanks to your cooperation, we now have sufficient supplies. So we will now ask the supplies to be sent to Oh-u District Office in Iwate Prefecture, where they lack supplies.
Iwate Prefecture still is not able to receive shipments from other prefectures and there is a shortage of gas, and so supplies are in short supply. Iwate Prefecture suffered immense damages by the tsunami. The Ou District plans to use the supplies for use in the coastal regions that suffered greatly.
Please send supplies to:
3-2-37 Osawa Kawahara, Morioka
Nihon Kirisuto Kyodan Oh-u-Kyoku Office
Needed supplies: ○Vacuum packed food
○Diapers (for children and adults)
○Under wear (only if new/unused)
○pocket warmers (disposable)
○Writing utensils (office supplies)
○Bag for sandbag
○Other household items
Please contact the office prior to sending.
Oh-u District Office
Tel： 019-622-5770 Fax： 019-623-7975
(If unable to get through at the above number, contact Rev. Matsuura on his cell phone（090-8484-9724))
Please call the office and report what you plan to send and how many of each item, as well as when you plan to send the package. Please do not send anything without contacting first.
– As much as possible, please sort the contents.
– Write the content and quantity on the box in large writing.
– Please do not send anything without notifying the office.
– For any questions, please contact the office.