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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:
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.