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What you can (still) do for Tohoku

Needless to say, more than six months after the quake and tsunami there’s still plenty of work to be done in northern Japan. Foreign Volunteers Japan is compiling an updated list of volunteer organizations that could still use some help.

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2 comments on “What you can (still) do for Tohoku

  1. Debra Pratt
    November 17, 2011

    It is Nov. 2011, and we just returned from Tohoku after volunteering for 3 days with HANDS, a Japanese NGO. HANDS Kitakami, http://handskitakami.blogspot.com/, welcomes foreign volunteers and will integrate you into local teams of volunteers who are helping residents with clean-up efforts. You may be shoveling dirt from the floor of a house, moving furniture or removing debris…all of it is tedious and rewarding. You will need to transport yourself to Kitakami and then the HANDS organization will provide a van shuttle to Kameishi. Volunteers are actively being sought through Dec. 2011. We found HANDS to be friendly and well organized and would not hesitate to recommend them.

    Debra and Dick Pratt

  2. gradland
    November 18, 2011

    Thanks Debra and Dick, always great to get recommendations from people who’ve actually worked on location with the groups!

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