AAR JAPAN has been carrying out relief efforts for the victims of the Great East Japan Earthquake since the immediate aftermath of the disaster. In addition to delivering emergency supplies to those who have limited access to aid, such as persons with disabilities, the elderly, and survivors living at home, AAR JAPAN is also repairing welfare facilities and providing vehicles for facilities for persons with disabilities, as well as distributing portable power generators to persons with disabilities that require them to use respirators to breathe.
October 12th, 2011 – “This vacuum cleaner I got from AAR JAPAN is a big help” says Mr. Takashi MARUYAMA, who is living in temporary housing in Kagamiishi Town, Iwase County, Fukushima Prefecture. At left is Daigo TAKAGI of AAR JAPAN.
September 22nd, 2011 – “Delicious!” say the children at Hara Town Dai-ichi Elementary School, where AAR JAPAN rented vehicles for food delivery. (Minami-Soma City, Fukushima Prefecture)
October 22nd, 2011 – AAR JAPAN offers massage and counseling services at a civic center in Higashi-matsushima City, Miyagi Prefecture. At right is Noriko FUJITA, occupational therapist.
September 11th, 2011 – Counselors in red windbreakers listen to residents of temporary housing, offering vital psychological care for people who were deeply affected by the disaster. (Higashi-matsushima City, Miyagi Prefecture)
October 23rd, 2011 – Residents of a temporary housing complex get actively involved in a soup kitchen in Otsuchi Town, Kamihei County, Iwate Prefecture.
October 16th, 2011 – AAR JAPAN provided a van for picking up and dropping off users at Suzuran to Katatsumuri, a facility for persons with disabilities.
November 2nd, 2011 – AAR JAPAN provided easy-to-build prefabricated container housing units to be used as small shops to restore a shopping arcade in Rikuzen-takata City, Iwate Prefecture.
October 16th, 2011 – Hand-made tote bags are very popular at a temporary housing facility in Kamaishi City, Iwate Prefecture. At left is Haruka HINOSUGI of AAR JAPAN.
AAR JAPAN has been supporting the SOMA Follower Team, a nonprofit organization formed by Soma City to provide psychological care for children. The six-person team includes clinical psychologists, psychiatric social workers, and healthcare workers who have been providing psychological care for students and their parents at affected kindergartens, elementary schools, and junior high schools in Soma City.
October 20th, 2011 – The concert “Hope” was a great success at the Lyceum Theatre in Shanghai.