This portal is being produced by friends of Second Harvest Japan while the core team on the ground is consumed with response and recovery activities.  Its purpose is to provide the Second Harvest Japan community of supporters and agencies with the latest situational updates, access to resources, and information on the very latest needs in response to the devastating earthquake and tsunami activity off the coast of Sendai. 

 

Latest News

 

Second Harvest Japan mentioned in Kahoku-Shipou article and Thanks for Your Support video

Here are links to Kahoku-Shinpou (translated) article and 2HJ Thank you video.  

 

 Kahoku-Shinpou (translated):  http://www.2hj.org/index.php/news/kahoku_shinpo_article/

 Thank You video: http://www.youtube.com/embed/i6E3S9noc3A

  We are grateful for all the people who make our efforts possible. Thank you very much for your support! 

 

 

Umamimart starts a virtual aid drive.

Tasteful but provocative anti-foodies Umamimart show us that their good taste and humour comes with heart as they start their own virtual aid drive. Umamimart entertains and informs with an original and well-researched website covering food and drink from across the galaxy.

 

   Friends of Umamimart can donate here.  

   Read their blog and learn about Umamimart here.

  For public donations or enquiries about setting up your own aid drive please see Information & Inquiries to the right.     

Second Harvest Japan Releases Disaster Relief Plan

  Currently, Second Harvest Japan (2HJ) is using all of its personnel power to work on the disaster relief activity for the people in Tohoku area affected by the Pacific earthquake. Here are what we are working on now: 1) establishing the network to recruit all kinds of items we need; 2) establishing safe and secure routes to deliver needed items to the disaster victims; 3) collecting information about what exactly the disaster victims need. With your support, we will engage in the emergency disaster relief and the reconstruction assistance that will follow the emergency action.

  Phase II Plan
  
Phase II of 2HJ disaster response has begun. 2HJ are working in five regions from Iwaki-shi in the south to Miyako in the north, some 400km. 2HJ have partnered up with NGOs and other groups in those areas to provide more constant and steady stream of supplies. Nearly half of the original number of people in evacuation centers have left and now the major cleanup has begun.

  2HJ's hot meal and pantry programs have been running as normal since the disaster. Its food bank operations had to be scaled back in order to respond. Beginning on April 11th 2HJ will resume full food bank operations while at the same time respond to the needs up north.  

2HJ have updated its list of items it need. Incoming individual donations will be used both in the disaster zone and outside the zone to reach those in need. 

2HJ have received more than 40 million yen in donations for disaster relief. We are currently laying out a long-term relief plan that will address the need to create a “food lifeline” and “food safety-net” for the region. 2HJ have asked companies and foundations wishing to make large donations for disaster relief to wait until things settle out and the picture becomes clearer.  

From now on, further donations will be used both for disaster relief and to support 2HJ's current operations. 2HJ thank you for your understanding.

Contact us:
Phone: 03-3838-3827
Email: info@2hj.org

Maypro 

Maypro starts a virtual aid drive

Maypro, one of the world's leading suppliers of raw materials for natural products and health related industries, has started a virtual aid drive to allow its employees and business partners to contribute donations.

Friends of Maypro can contribute to the Maypro aid drive here

Find out about Maypro from their website www.maypro.com

For pblic donations or enquiries about setting up your own aid drive please see Information & Inquiries to the right. 

Situation Update

2HJ received an offer from the people of the “Tohoku he Tida no Megumi Wo! Project” (Sending Sunshine to Tohoku (the northern area)! Project) in late March of this year, to send natural brown sugar from Taramajima, Okinawa to aid victims of the Great East Japan Earthquake. This project purchases Taramajima natural brown sugar with donations collected in Miyajima and surrounding communities, and sends the sugar to people affected in the Tohoku region via aid volunteer groups. 2HJ helped out by breaking down the sugar and repackaged them with help of group volunteers from various schools and corporations,and sent them to Tohoku.

YCHS Students help wrap brown sugar packages with little messages!


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

YCHS students help individually wrap and enclose the brown sugar bags with a message.


Read more from our blog: 2HJ Blog

 

Call To Action

Financial Donations

You can support Second Harvest Japan financially by Clicking Here. Financial donations will provide the quickest and most flexible response for the 2HJ team, as well as help them procure locally to help the economy recover more quickly.

Product Donations

Please click on the Aidmatrix Donations Management Portal for Japan Second Harvest. You can donate items or match needs and help Second Harvest Japan assist the recovery efforts post the earthquake.

Needed Items (As of May 9, 2011):
* Food & Beverage (MUST be unexpired): rice, canned items and retort-pouch food
* Packing gum tape (to seal the boxes for shipping out
* Snacks (this would help people psychologically a lot);
* Portable stoves
* Diapers for children and the elderly;
* Pet food

Aidmatrix is working to coordinate the delivery of aid to Japan Second Harvest and is in need of donated and discounted transportation services to make this happen. Please email brad_watts@aidmatrix.org if you are able to help with this.

Volunteer Efforts

Japan based volunteers can email volunteer@2hj.org

 A special THANK YOU to Microsoft Disaster Response and to The Aidmatrix Foundation for their emergency deployoment of this portal and other support. The content of this portal is being managed by our friends and volunteers at the moment, so thank you!

Food Bank Locations

Latest News & Information

Second Harvest Japan Announces new portal for situational awareness in response to Earthquake and Tsunami

With the support of Microsoft and The Aidmatrix Foundation, Second Harvest Japan is launching a portal for our community of supporters around the globe and relief agencies on the ground here in Japan.

From the site, supporters can receive the latest situational awareness reports, review the latest needs and make financial donations or see relief supply needs and make product donation offers, all online. Content is being managed by 2HJ's cadre of supporters during the initial response phase.

Kahoku-Shipou Article

2HJ mentioned for aiding U.S. Japanese woman with sending allergen free products.

 Kahoku-Shinpou  article (translated)


Second Harvest Japan Releases Disaster Relief Plan

Currently, Second Harvest Japan (2HJ) is using all of its personnel power to work on the disaster relief activity for the people in Tohoku area affected by the Pacific earthquake. Here are what we are working on now: 1) establishing the network to recruit all kinds of items we need; 2) establishing safe and secure routes to deliver needed items to the disaster victims; 3) collecting information about what exactly the disaster victims need. With your support, we will engage in the emergency disaster relief and the reconstruction assistance that will follow the emergency action.

Our Basic Plan

* 2HJ set up the Disaster Relief Office in Sendai city. The office is working to establish the logistics network of donated items for agencies and evacuation sites in Miyagi prefecture. The office also collects information about food and supplies the disaster victims need and we will keep updating the information on our website.

* 2HJ sends two large size 4-ton trucks (one non-reefer truck and one reefer truck) with emergency vehicle permits to Sendai every other day.

* Currently, many corporations and individuals donate food and supplies to 2HJ. We deliver the items up to Sendai. From Sendai, with support of local welfare agencies, our Disaster Relief Office is sending the donated items to the areas that do not receive major support yet.

This is the list of needed items by local disaster victims:
http://www.2hj.org/index.php/news/send_us_food_and_supplies/

Contact us:
Phone: 03-3838-3827
Email: info@2hj.org

 

Maypro 

Maypro starts a virtual aid drive

Maypro, one of the world's leading suppliers of raw materials for natural products and health related industries, has started a virtual aid drive to allow its employees and business partners to contribute donations.

Friends of Maypro can contribute to the Maypro aid drive here

Find out about Maypro from their website www.maypro.com

For public donations or enquiries about setting up your own aid drive please see Information & Inquiries above right.

 

2HJ CEO  Charles McJilton completes initial field assessment in Sendai

Charles is en route back to Tokyo from his first trip to Sendai. Charles provided a brief report via Skype chat this morning. There has been strong cooperation in the face of this disaster and the 2HJ team is coordinating their efforts with local authorities enabling quick distribution of their supplies.

 

Two truckloads of supplies delivered to Sendai/northern Japan

2HJ is working in concert with local food banks and the government in the north to deliver needed supplies. Please see the Call To Action for more support still needed.

Supporting Links & Partners

Aidmatrix Foundation www.aidmatrix.org

Global Foodbanking Network www.foodbanking.org

Many thanks to our Ongoing Supporters - many of whom are leaning forward to assist us in this time of crisis.

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Videos

2JH featured on KING5 News

2HJ featured on King5 News (03/18/2011)

http://www.youtube.com/embed/i6E3S9noc3A

2HJ Thank You Video