In Japan Disaster on March 11, 2011 at 9:50 pm
A day after the disaster, Japan has mobilised thousands of troops, 300 planes and 40 ships for the relief effort. More domestic and foreign emergency workers could find themselves in the front line of this disaster in the coming days and weeks of immediate relief and possibly months and years of reconstruction and resettlement. As a highly-developed major economy, Japan may not need much aid in the form of money or equipment (although those will help). What can you do? Send a message to support and encouragement in English and Hope Letters will translate it into Japanese.
Hope Letters will find ways to deliver the messages to local police, firefighters, paramedics, hospitals and other emergency workers. The messages may be posted electronically if that is available, placed as a hardcopy journal or broadcasted via local news agencies.
Click on the Comment link below to submit your message and be sure to indicate your name and city or nationality.
In Japan Disaster on March 11, 2011 at 9:49 pm
The 8.9 earthquake in Japan has been described as one of the biggest, if not the biggest, in modern Japan. This disaster will no doubt leave irreparable scars and horrid memories in the minds of many, including children and youth who will live on with such burdens.
When the relief operations end and reconstruction starts, many children and youth will themselves in temporary schools with possibly different classmates and teachers. Some may also find themselves staying with family or others in cities away from their destroyed cities. All will be told to try to study but the reality of the devastation will be hard to ignore.
How can you help? Send a message to support and encouragement in English and Hope Letters will translate it into Japanese.
Hope Letters will find ways to deliver the messages to local schools and school boards. The messages may be posted electronically if that is available, placed as a hardcopy journal or broadcasted via local news agencies.
Click on the Comment link below to submit your message and be sure to indicate your name, city or nationality.
In Japan Disaster on March 11, 2011 at 9:46 pm
GOOD NEWS: Hope Letters were printed and placed at an evacuation centre in Oishida, Yamagata, which is receiving evacuees from Fukushima. Thanks to the local resident who took the initiative!
There is no lack of ways to help those in Japan who suffered one of most massive devastation seen in recent years. If you can afford to donate, of course your money can help relief operations (see donation links at bottom of the page). Besides donating money, below are some powerful ways to help:
- Get your school/group to write hope letters at a class or special event. See Info Sheet for Schools and Groups.
- Know Japanese? Help Hope Letters translate English messages into Japanese.
- Know someone who knows Japanese? Ask him/her to check out Hope Letters.
- Help Hope Letters connect with Japanese teacher networks, community organizations, local media or any resident in affected areas.
- Share this website with your family and friends. Add Hope Letters Facebook page to your Facebook, share and see Hope Letters status updates.
Hope Letters was started on March 11, 2011 by one Canadian who felt compelled to help in some original and unique way. More details are in the ‘Hope Letters: Why, what and how’ section at the bottom of this page.
If you would like to help out, please feel free to get in touch. Please also feel free to share your thoughts and suggestions at HopeLettersCanada@gmail.com. Hope Letters に連絡をしたい方、こちらにメッセージをどうぞ。
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