Today (28th) we went with the Sendai YMCA to Shichigahama in Miyagi Prefecture. The Sendai YMCA is working with the Social Welfare Council’s Disaster Volunteer Center, and we at Emmaus (Emao) Center participated today with hopes of broadening our own activities.
Our activities today involved visiting homes of disaster victims, and to deliver needed supplies from the volunteer center to those homes.
From these activities we were able to hear specific desires of the victims, their complaints, and what the victims are facing in their present living situations. At the end, we were able to deliver some supplies they desired, (food, clothing, other consumable supplies.)
We plan to continue as much as able in these activities. In addition, there are items that the Social Welfare Council does not have enough supplies to distribute equitably, (gas bombs etc), so we hope to help by providing some of what we have stored at the Emmaus Center.
(Preparing needed supplies）
(Delivering to homes）
（Supplies storage space at Shichigahama Volunteer Center）
On the 24th, he moved on to Miyako, Takada, Tajiri, and Tometo assess the medical needs there. Today (28th) he headed for Hanamaki with Dr. Otomo of Japan Medical Mission Kinugasa Hospital.
They plan to develop medical aid in Kamaishi, with Hanamaki Church as a supply station. We thank them for their valuable work.
Sato Takafumi (SCF Volunteer)
Dr. Otomo on left, Dr. Narato on right