May 2011 Japan Tsunami Relief Mission trip & Follow up visit in Oct 2012

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Shichigahama Relief Center

The Shichigahama Soccer Stadium was converted in to a relief center.   The food / concession area was converted to the photo and document clean up area.  Volunteers delivered photos and documents here when found in the debris fields.   The tsunami survivors said that searching for the family photos and documents was one of the most important daily tasks for them.


5 comments on this post

Lily_Havey at 7:01 p.m. on Fri 2 Mar 2012

Mitch, the first hand photos make the experience so much closer to home. Thank you. And thank you for helping.

mhomma at 6:06 p.m. on Wed 7 Mar 2012

Dear Mrs. Havey, Thank you so much for the kind words. It was a blessing to go to Japan and serve.

RolandT007 at 7:58 a.m. on Wed 2 Apr 2014

Steve and Doug, visiting with Doug's wife Keiko's family in Japan.

RolandT007 at 8:54 a.m. on Wed 2 Apr 2014

Steve, Doug and Mitch are engineers. They do have good organizational skills as such. This time you guys had to roll up your shirt sleeves and help set the pace.
Thumbs up to you.

RolandT007 at 6:17 a.m. on Fri 4 Apr 2014

The kotowaza inscribed above (Nana Korobi Yaoki)(7 times fall down,8 times get up) is symbolic of the Japanese of their determination to follow through, until things are done. Improving and working to make things the best. They are already on the upswing in recovery.

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