The Fruit Tree Project – Ishinomaki, Day 16/17

July 7, 2011 and July 11, 2011 – First off a BIG OTSUKARE to Jane Suh, our awesome new friend down in Ishinomaki.  Jane is also teaching English through the JET program, and we got connected to her through Andy Anderson.  Jane has been a huge help to us along with another ALT, Kat, and they have both been super active with the relief efforts going on right now! (They are amazing!) Earlier in the week I transfered some money to Jane so she could get some smaller deliveries out during the week.  First she took 144 peaches to 2 shelters in the Ishinomaki area.  Peaches are GREAT, and everyone is always excited to receive them!

Next, Jane delivered 5 cases of bananas (~370 bananas) to her Junior High School.  Since the tsunami, school lunches haven’t been the same, especially in the Ishinomaki area, so it was nice that she was able to bring fruit in for all the students, and we were definitely excited to hear about it.  This delivery is only the second time our fruit has made it into the schools.  Some schools don’t allow it due to the strict regulations on student lunches, so we were glad to hear that Jane could provide fruit for them!

Thanks again Jane! You ROCK!

Paul

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