Staff member of "Hamanasu no Sato"receives locally produced rice from Sopana HAGIWARA (left), Board Member of AAR JAPAN.
The survivors at “Hamanasu no Sato” have not had an opportunity to take a bath since the Quake. “Electricity got back on recently, which is a great relief. But we still do not have running water. We cannot take a shower; we even have difficulty brushing our teeth. Some of the people here are starting to show the early symptoms of pneumonia. The situation is unnerving because we cannot take them to hospital”, the Team was told.
IKEA JAPAN, a global furniture company, donated bags of potato chips through Japan Mothers Society, an NGO for working mothers. "This will make both inmates and staff members very happy" said an employee at "Hamanasu no Sato" with a smile.
List of Destinations on March 24
Sopana HAGIWARA carries towels donated from Bonheur Group, an amusement company, into "Hamanasu no Sato". The floor in front of the main entrance had a big crack.
A teddy bear among debris in Higashi-Matsushima