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＜Thoughts for Kumamoto＞
We believe that the people in Kyushu are still uneasy regarding not only the earthquake,
but also the continuing aftershocks. Social Tour was established one day after
the March 11th, 2011 Great East Japan earthquake and tsunami disaster.
And for the past five years since the incident,
many people from Kyushu have supported Social Tour. In cases of large disasters,
the needs and circumstances differ based on the location,
but we hope to provide proper aid in a timely manner.
Social Tour is first collecting information and accessing the situation,
while starting to prepare logistical support. Every day the news reports about Kyushu,
but we believe that the information changes daily,
and it is difficult to cover all the information.
Social Tour is working to continue gathering information while preparing fund-raising
activities for logistical support.
The Onokun Project, Sora-No-Eki Project,
Ono-Ekimae Temporary Housing have often received continual support from Kyushu,
Kumamoto in terms of materials, food, energy and courage.
We are all the foster parents of Onokun, and an important family.
At this time, we at Ono-Ekimae Temporary Housing and Sora-No-Eki have started
fundraising activities to lend even a little bit of support to
those affected by the Kumamoto Earthquake.
We intend to proceed keeping in mind the timing, and showing our progress.
＜How To Send Support＞
Our fundraising activities are planned to be used for the people affected by
disasters to fund volunteer activities and groups.
Based on the judgement of the people in Kumamoto, there are many necessary things.
We hope to create a system to send the money we are able to raise.
Funds and support are essential for the volunteers and organizations that
provide support for the citizens in disaster areas.
And it is also important to have a proper logistical system in place to make sure
that funds are sent to the proper volunteer activities and organizations.
We will also keep an open line of communication with the survivors at the disaster area,
as well as groups working on location to understand the every changing situation at hand.
＜Great East Japan Disaster Support Team, SocialTOUR＞
Great East Japan Disaster Support Team, SocialTOUR
A Bridge to Join Hands Together for Hope
Energize Tohoku! Together with Nasubi! Tohoku Support Team
Situation of the Location
・On April 16th at about 1:25 a M7.3, Seismic Intensity 6 Strong was measured in Kumamoto City, Kumamoto Prefecture
・In the series of earthquakes and aftershocks, more than 30 people lost their lives, and more than 1000 were injured
・In just one moment, about 68,000 people in Kumamoto Prefecture evacuated their homes
・The Minamiaso Highway broke away in pieces, isolating 1000 people
・In the following week, there were many aftershocks measuring Seismic Intensity 6 Strong
・On the evening of the 16th, a thunderstorm was also forecasted and everyone was on alert for landslides
Immediate State of Affairs of the Disaster Area
SocialTOUR visited the Shinhoka area of Higashi Ward, Kumamoto City.
In the parking lot of the Youme Mart, close to 400-500 evacuees were living out of their cars.
The people had not eaten anything since the previous day.
There was electricity, however due to fear of buildings collapsing during aftershocks, people were staying away from buildings.
In the morning of our visit, the water in the entire area was stopped, and there was a shortage of water.
Without water, toilets could not be used. And people were storing rain water.
The local stores and convenience stores lacked any goods, so there was also a shortage of food.
Canned food to go with rice.
Packaged, Sterilized Food
Ladies Sanitary Pads
Paper Toilets for Disaster Prevention Use
Disposable Silverware and Bowls/Plates
Battery (Size Single 1 & 2)
Containers to hold water (Foldable Buckets, etc.)
Green Tea (For drinking)
Hot Pocket Heaters (To keep warm at night)
These are the items currently needed now.
It is possible that at schools and public spaces, relief supplies have arrived,
but for evacuees living independently out of parking lots,
these are the necessary items.
We are receiving contact from locations.