“My father and I were discussing how people treat each other these days and we felt it was important that we extend our hand in hopes that a person or family would accept a hand up and come live with us in Florida, USA. We are committed to have a few people share our home till they can make it on there own in the USA or back home, please get back to me. firstname.lastname@example.org “
Filed under: Shelter and Housing, Aid, Help Sources, Housing, Shelter
Think tank Daiichi Institute Co., Ltd.（株式会社第一総合研究所）opened a website on March 19, 2011 called 震災ホームステイ(Shinsai Homestay; literally, Disaster Homestay, but meaning Homestay for Disaster Victims.
The site coordinates information about the availability of vacant houses and vacant rooms that are being made available to disaster victims who are looking for temporary housing. The houses and rooms are available for several weeks to several months. Offers for such housing and rooms have come in from all over the country and even from Bali in Indonesia.
The site is currently Japanese language only.
Filed under: Current Information, Relief, Shelter and Housing, Volunteering, What You Can Do, 2011, accommodation, Aid, Charity, Crisis Information, Earthquake, Help Sources, Homestay, Japan, Relief, Shelter, Tsunami, Volunteering
March 23, 2011 • 10:22 pm
Just found out that one problem building up at evacuation centers is health. That’s not too surprising under the circumstances, however, many at the centers, especially among the elderly, are not doing some simple things, such as brushing their teeth regularly. This has led to cases of pneumonia (肺炎) , particularly, among the elderly.
Water is in short supply and many people think brushing teeth is mendokusai (troublesome) under the conditions. However, dental experts and doctors say it is crucial in emergency situations. With water as little as 30 cc, take small parts of it, about 10 cc, 3 times and rinse the mouth after brushing. You can drink the last 10 cc if necessary.
If you don’t have a toothbrush, use a cotten handkerchief or washcloth wrapped tightly around one finger to wipe downward from the gums and rinse as above.
Hygiene (衛生) is very important in places like evacuation centers with so many people together for a long period of time.
Filed under: Shelters, Survival Information, Water, Children, Hygiene, Shelter, Water
March 21, 2011 • 11:55 am
March 21, 2011 • 12:52 am
Google Crisis Response map of shelters & centers in Aomori, Iwate, Miyagi, Fukushima and Ibaraki prefectures.
The table (in Japanese) contains addresses/telephone contact numbers and the numbers of people being sheltered.
Will link to English version when it becomes available.
Filed under: Current Information, Google, Regional Information, Relief, Searching for People 人探し, Shelter and Housing, Shelters, 2011, Address, Charity, Crisis Information, Help Sources, Housing, Japan, Kanto, Maps, People Finder, Shelter, Telephone, Tohoku, Tsunami
Room Donor site (in Japanese) for offers of/requests for accommodation for evacuees and people displaced by the events in Tohoku.
You can also follow updates on Twitter @roomdonorjp
The yellow left hand column displays offers of accommodation.
The green right hand column is for those seeking help.
Filed under: Current Information, Relief, Shelter and Housing, Volunteering, What You Can Do, 2011, Charity, Crisis Information, Earthquake, Help Sources, Housing, Japan, Relief, Shelter, Tsunami, Volunteering