Thank you very much for your interest in Foreign Volunteers Japan and our project to collect food and essential supplies for distributing to the people of Tohoku who have lost their houses, family members, and even some complete villages due to the devastating tsunami which followed the magnitude 9.0 Tohoku-Sendai earthquake.
Our mission is to bring as much food and as many supplies as possible to the areas that were severely affected by the Tsunami, but have so far gone neglected by the recovery efforts. Due to the massiveness of the Tsunami's reach, there are many areas that are facing extreme shortages of daily necessities, this lack of necessary supplies is likely to continue for the foreseeable future.
Since the FVJ project began soon after the earthquake, our group has managed to send thirty trucks up to deliver food and supplies to the disaster, thanks to the generous support of NGOs such as Second Harvest Japan and the Tokyo IS Support Center for helping fill our trucks with additional supplies and food, private donors for sponsoring the bulk purchase of supplies, to Allied Pickford for providing trucks and drivers, and to IKON Europubs and Bluesilver Events for providing logistics, storage and collection support. The initial donation that got this project started was an 8 ton donation of baked beans. Many of the emergency shelters up North are serving onigiri (rice balls) and miso soup, but refugees are lacking vegetables and other nutrient-rich ingredients that could add sustenance to their meals. Which is why even several tons of beans are likely to make a difference in this afflicted area. While that was the initial donation, they are now looking for the following: (Updated April 17th, 2011)
if you can, please send donations of:
However long it takes, this team is dedicated to making sure everything reaches the people in need.
Mizuta bldg 1F Asakusabashi 4-5-1, Taito-ku, Tokyo
TIS緊急物資供給センター宛 Phone: 090 6569-7038
Ikon Europubs KK
東京都新宿区高田馬場3-13-1-B1 Phone: 03－3362－6307
Please let us know if you have any questions, or would like any further information about the project.
Thank you for reading this, and sincere thanks for your support.