Golden Week VolunteeringPosted: April 27, 2011
Many of you, though unable to attend the last volunteer events, have shown
an interest in helping out over Golden Week. We thank you for your patience and
have thus put together a list of relief efforts we are participating in, and
also how you can particularly GET INVOLVED!
If you take the time to read Owen’s report you can see how much of a success the
trip to Miyako was. In as much of a success that it was, there is still
clearly so much that needs to be done! Over Golden week (and with little to
do due to lack of internet) Owen has kindly offered his time to go and stay
in Miyako from April 30th – May 06th* (best part of Golden week), If you
would like to get stuck in the mud and lend a hand, for the whole week, or
just a day or two, all you gotta do is let us know. We can arrange
accommodation, the insurance and give you a list of items you will need.
As of 1pm on Wednesday, April 27th, volunteers are required
on May 1st and May 2nd for sure! The April 30th, May 3rd and 4th are maybes, though I’m confident that if we are down there they will put us to work.
So, please let us know by April 28th if you are
interested and what days you are available, to give us adequate time to
make arrangements. We realize and apologize that it’s short notice for you.
Mark and Owen
*Volunteer Kesennuma – The Fruit Tree Project*
Hey everyone, the donations have been rolling in everyday from all parts of
the world. As of right now, we have about 500,000yen! which will DEFINITELY
buy lots of fruit for those folks!
– As for volunteering here is what we have so far. The fruit deliveries
will not take all day, so we have been looking into volunteer opportunities
through the Kesennuma VC (volunteer center). Many of these opportunities
are on a first come first serve basis, so if you are there early you will
most likely get put to work (usually some sort of manual labor)
– Also, we have gotten the OK from the shelter to do some activities with
the kiddos down there! He suggests if we have an idea, to tell him in
advance and he can spread the word around the shelter to spark interest!
If any of these opportunities interests you, please contact me and we can
get the ball rolling! This Golden Week is a great opportunity to get out
and make a difference! MADlove, and let’s keep the momentum going!