Makinohara, Shizuoka. Kenji Ooishi
I’ve been writing articles for Tono Magokoro Net homepage since April. To attract volunteers, I’ve been trying my best to describe the damage of the greatest earthquake in our history and the recovery efforts made by the victims. Along with the challenges, I’ve also emphasized the significance of the work carried out by the first Japanese volunteer group who are known as “civil logistic support group” to bring in as many volunteers as possible.
Frightful spectacle in an afflicted area even after 3 month after the disaster
＜Magokoro Experience ⑨＞
“The Castle in the Sky” and life as a telephone volunteer
Akira Jin, Aomori City
I found myself in my home on the bed when I woke up. I pondered to myself upon the height of the ceiling and how peaceful the morning is to not be in the roof tent of the car, without noises of the car door opening and shutting. Being back home, after a period of volunteering at Tono Magokoro Net Bureau, a volunteer that anyone could take part in, I felt heavy all over my body..
Smiling in front of the car with the “Castle in the Sky” on the roof.
Two months have passed since the disaster of the 11th March. Recovery operations are progressing quickly in various places, but villages around the deeply indented, difficult to reach, Sanriku-coast are still in the state they were left after the Tsunami struck. Read more
Daily Volunteer Activities
Magokoro Net provides a wide range of volunteer activities from physical activities to caretaking activities. Physical activities include loading and unloading of aid and removing rubble from the afflicted site; caretaking activities include physical and mental care of the afflicted people. Read more