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2011.04.11

Getting ready for sludge removal volunteers: Preparation of equipments

On April 9th and 10th, we organized volunteers to get ready for the arrival of sludge removal volunteers.

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Img_0938_2Img_0946There were four participants. They all said "We have been looking for something we can do!"

Ishinomaki Smile Project, a sludge removal event, was launched on Sunday April 10th. Despite the short notice, close to 900 volunteers from all over the country gathered for the event.

Equipments for sludge removal such as wheelbarrows, shovels and sandbags were delivered on the 9th. To make 200 sets of these equipments was an important task.

The work started out with moving the plastic water container to the warehouse, and on Saturday, we focused on receiving and organizing the equipments.

And on Sunday, JEN's volunteers contributed to removing mud and sludge from houses together with the 900 volunteers.

The four volunteers who helped us prepare the equipments camped in the camp site of the Volunteer Center. They had to stay in tents in high winds, but they left Ishinomaki full of energy.

The sludge removal volunteer has just started. For those who are thinking of volunteering, please join us!

For more information on sludge removal volunteer, click here.

April 11, 2011 in Tohoku earthquake |