more than 5,700 people are dead or missing.
which is attracting attention.
is being used as its base,
with about 500 to 1,000 volunteers on weekdays camping out on its sports fields.
feels three fortunate elements combined to make the Ishinomaki method successful in engaging so many in volunteer activities.
had been in discussions for more than a year about how to use the campus in case of a tsunami.
as a heliport, and as a good location to house about 1,000 volunteers.
met the requirements and,
in preparation, possible supply routes were prepared in case of a disaster.
helped in obtaining the institution’s full cooperation to facilitate the intake of the volunteers after the earthquake.
responded flexibly to offers of help.
looks back and says, “Since the damage was so extensive, we had no reason to decline offers from organizations coming to help us.”
explaining the merits of dialogue between people of the same area.
have registered with this council as of May 17, 2011.
they run the risk of having two or more groups engaging in the same activity at the same time at the same place.
the organizations get together in the evening and report on how their activities are progressing.
people participate in activities they are suited to.
the one with the biggest numbers of volunteers registered
and it is hard work getting rid of it.
made many locals feel that they had lost their drive to“get back on their feet”or to“carry on.”
looked at the interior of their shops covered with sludge
and decided they could not stay in businesses.
started to make plans to reopen their businesses, after their shops were cleaned up by the volunteers.
although the original purpose of the NGO is to promote international friendship through cruises around the world.
brought in chefs who have previously worked aboard its ships.
sounds simple but it is a difficult task,
which has not often been discussed.