A Busy Week: ChildFund Japan’s Emergency Response Continues

By Cynthia Price, Director of Communications

We just heard from our colleagues at ChildFund Japan. They’ve had a busy week distributing emergency goods in the three prefectures (states) where they have committed to help – Iwate, Miyagi and Fukushima in the Tohoku Region.

A truck readies to deliver food for tsunami survivors

Delivering emergency supplies

On Thursday at 5 a.m., a 3-ton truck left Tokyo, and within 12 hours the emergency supplies had been delivered to evacuation centers in Natori and Sendai cities. ChildFund Japan is coordinating directly with these city governments for the most efficient distribution of goods.

Supplies included masks, propane gas, diapers, powdered milk, rice, canned food, noodles and seasoning.

The CEO of ChildFund Japan shared in a radio interview how ChildFund Alliance members, including ChildFund International, have sent a warm message that tells them, “We are with you! Let us overcome this difficult time.”

 Thank you to all of you who have donated to help Japan through the aftermath of the March 11 earthquake and tsunami. It’s not too late to make a contribution, as we are continuing to raise funds and have committed to at least a one-year response to this disaster.

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