Osechi arrived to evacuees at temporary housing
We respectfully offer our New Year’s greeting.
Although sustainable and substantial community reconstruction has only just begun, some disaster victims seemed to spend the New Year holidays more peacefully than last year. On December 31, 2012, disaster victims living in temporary housing compounds received osechi in a set of three stacking containers, provided by AEON Co., ltd. The box was filled with Japanese and Western foods, supervised by Zenya, a famous Japanese restaurant in Kanazawa, Ishikawa Prefecture. They hoped victims could spend the New Year holidays happily and positively. A total 600 boxes were delivered by non- profit-organizations assisting local communities, including Alice Box, Peace Nature Lab, and Tree Seed to 17 temporary compounds, houses with seniors and children’s nursing homes.
Providing fancy food boxes delighted the people. One of them said “It has been too busy and upset to prepare osechi. Thank you so much”. Some people made a phone call to convey their gratitude on January 1.
Wish everyone good luck for this year.
What we do in hard times
Civic Force launched the “Mid- and long- term reconstruction support activities,” which focuses on support for reconstruction of disaster areas in a mid- and long-term viewpoint. Additionally, we also launched a new organization “Asia Pacific Alliance” with five Asian countries, where experience natural disasters frequently.
Meanwhile, the aftershock with a seismic intensity of a lower 5 struck the Tohoku region on December 7, 2012. The earthquake reminded us of the importance of disaster prevention and reduction.
A natural disaster strikes when people lose their memory of the previous one.
In 2013, we will make an effort to strengthen our alliance with corporations, governments and NPOs to prepare for next big scale disaster in addition to our current support activities toward Tohoku.
We cannot see the real recovery of the Japanese economy, which had stagnated for a long time. As the time has passed, not only disaster victims but also supporters are put in a tough situation. We resolve to focus on better results and more efficiency to surely support those who need help.
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