Since our last report, we have been further raising funds for these volunteer trips and we have been in regular communication with our partners in Tohoku and at the Tokyo Area children’s homes and international schools. And we have been closely monitoring developments in Tohoku and Tokyo concerning the coronavirus.
We also are now working on volunteer holiday projects at Tokyo Area children’s homes in support of Tohoku. We have provided the children’s homes with arts and crafts supplies and holiday decorations so the children can create “thinking of you” holiday messages which we will deliver to local farmers, nursing homes, school children and others in Tohoku just before the year end holidays. These projects will further ignite the spirit of volunteerism among the children and remind them of the importance of thinking of others in need of support. These projects will also encourage local people in Tohoku who may be feeling forgotten and alone while attention has shifted to other challenges. And they will help maintain the warm connection between the Tokyo Area children’s homes and Tohoku.
We also have been finding ways for volunteers to support Tohoku and the Tokyo Area children’s homes while staying at home. For example, we held a drive to collect face masks and asked volunteers to make other PPEs (Personal Protection Equipment) like protective gowns. And we have been delivering these face masks and PPEs to children’s homes and others in need.
There is still so much to be done and there are still many people in need of encouragement and support in Tohoku. With your generous support, we will continue to organize volunteer trips to help farmers and others in Tohoku as they continue to work hard to further rebuild their lives.
Thank you very much in advance for your continued generosity, for touching the hearts and souls of so many people in Tohoku and for helping provide these life changing volunteer opportunities to so many children living in children’s homes, and to other children living, in the Greater Tokyo Area.
Slowly but steadily the road to recovery and the pathway for the future wellbeing of the next generation are being paved.
Please stay safe and well.