Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Evacuees use a satellite phone provided by PWJ

The Affinity Group on Japanese Philanthropy, an umbrella group for Japanese corporate foundations of Japanese companies in the United States, donates all of its assets, nearly $8000, to the JCIE fund.

The Association of Medical Doctors of Asia (AMDA) delivers mobile clinic services to shelters in Kamaishi and Otsuchi, serving 90–800 evacuees at each of 7 sites; an AMDA doctor stays at one shelter around the clock.

An Association for Aid and Relief, Japan (AAR Japan) team leaves for Sendai with more relief items, including diapers, sanitary items, hand warmers, etc.; they reach a facility where 50 residents with disabilities were running out of food.

Peace Winds Japan (PWJ) sets up satellite phone services and mobile phone charging stations for evacuees in Kesennuma, distributes fruit and other materials, including 600 blankets donated by IKEA Japan.