Hands on Tokyo continues to actively engage volunteers in relief efforts at a pace of two three times every month. Listening closely to our partner's needs, we engage our volunteers in meaningful project activities in the affected areas. Already, we have made 14 trips this year and with the help of your support for this project, we have been able to organize 9 trips in just the last 2 months! Distributing winter clothes, making an evacuation route, making candles, helping a strawberry farm, preparing for the Rebirth festival and running the famous Hands On Tokyo Cafe and BBQ were some of the activities our volunteers helped organize and run. To give you an idea of just how keen people are about supporting those afftected from the 311 disaster, 1,085 volunteers spent more than 3,500 hours, giving back to 3,135 people. All this accomplished in the last 4 months is quite some work!
Starting early this Summer, Hands On Tokyo together with local builders will start construction of a community house (the first building to be built in the town of Ogatsu after the disaster). We will be recruiting many volunteers to actually participate in building this log-house and we are extremely excited about the launch of this project!
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