Volunteers arrive from Tokyo！
5 volunteers came by bus from Tokyo to help at the Center.
5 volunteers from SCF(Student Christian Fellowship) and Nishi Tokyo Church arrived on the night of the 23rd.
From today (24th March) these volunteers will help other volunteers to sort and deliver goods, and help out at the shelters.
We hope to start accepting more volunteers. We will post information about this as soon as we determine details. Please wait to see information on this blog.
1) Volunteer Orientation for the group from Tokyo.
Delivery of relief supplies to Churches in Sendai by bicycle.
We delivered supplies to the following churches
○Sendai Hosanna Church
○Sendai Kita Sanbancho Church
○Sendai Aisen Church
Each of these churches being located in central Sendai had comparatively little damage. We delivered cassette cooking stoves, and vacuum packed food.
And by car we went to Izumi Takamori Church and Izumi Shouryo Church, delivering supplies listed above as well as fruit and vegetables.
We are thinking about sending volunteers from the Center to churches and church members who need help.
“I need supplies but I have no transportation…”
“I need help cleaning up the house after the earthquake/tsunami…”
“My condominium still has no water and I am not able to get water…”
If you hear of any of these kinds of problems please contact us at the Center.
We may not be able to respond immediately, but we will send somebody to help.
Please first contact the Center！
We delivered relief supplies to several churches within Sendai.
The churches that we delivered supplies to day are the following churches:
– Sendai Itsutsubashi Church,
– Miyagino Aisen Church,
– Sendai Higashi Church.
We plan to continue to make rounds of other churches as well.
Sendai still has insufficient supplies of gasoline, so we are delivering supplies to churches by bicycle. We delivered the goods donated by many people, such as portable cassette cooking stoves and cassette bombs, vegetables, vacuum packed food, (disposable) pocket warmers.
Of the churches we visited today, at Sendai Higashi Church there are still some members taking shelter there and will take time to rebuild. And at each church, elderly members need help to clean up their home as well as help with tasks like fetching water.
Our plans include not only continuing with delivery of needed supplies but to coordinate with churches and church members to help with community volunteer efforts.
(Reported by Shinichiro Asayama)
1) The relief supplies that have arrived from many people.
2) Sorting through the goods. Checking on how many of what supplies to send.
3) The group departing by bicycle to deliver the relief supplies.