Neighbors ネイバーズ

to support disabled and senior people in Asian countries

First Mission

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A strong earthquake and tsunami hit the Tohoku area on March 11th,  2011. One month  has passed but there are still many troubles; radiation from Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant, many people still missing, too many buildings and houses destroyed, volunteers unorganized, etc.

In February,  Michiyo Yoshida,  Chair of Neighbors obtained a welfare car with a lift intending to send it to an  organization for the disabled in Bali. But thinking of the disaster, she sent an e-mail to ask if any organization would like to use the car. After five minutes there was a phone call. That’s how it started.

福祉車輛が活躍します

Now the car is being prepared and some food (mostly curry packs and canned food) will be carried to Sendai, where  the Association for Aid and Relief (AAR)  has a temporary office.

初めての仕事

ネイバーズとしての初仕事は、東日本大震災で被災した仙台に福祉車輛を貸与することです。多くの車が流されてしまい、病人や高齢者、障がい者の移動にリフト付きの車は必要です。当初、インドネシアに送る予定でしたが、急きょ、仙台の難民を助ける会の支援所で使っていただくことにしました。車の中にはレトルト食品などが積み込まれました。今は、国内の課題と取組むことが第一かなと思います。仙台到着は16日(土)の予定です。負けるな!東北

Written by asianneighbors

April 11, 2011 at 11:39 am

Posted in Fukushima

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