Help them Keep HOPE!
March 11 2011 a 9.0 earthquake hit near Sendai Japan. Just minutes later a Tsunami hit Tohoku area bringing water as high as 133 feet and as far as 6 miles inland, over 270,000 buildings were destroyed. At one point 386,739 people were homeless and 3,824 were still missing, over 15,824 …. Dead. Watch this video and then continue reading please. - Douglas
WOW! As the sun sets today it brings to an end the 19th Annual Pacific Harmony Honolulu Festival. It was truly an amazing experience. I talked with so many people that were so excited to be on the islands of Hawaii. You could tell that even though their spirits were high they carried a burden of something that we have only seen thousands of miles away by television or internet. On their minds was devastation from the March 2011 Tsunami to their homeland, still waiting for them when they returned. This image still in their mind was reminding them that there was MUCH to be done when they get home. After the Tsunami the world did respond. That was amazing. The video above represents that. I only learned this weekend that still is much needed support for the elderly and handicap individuals.
I talked with Takeda-san and told him that I would help spread the word. You can too. Below is his picture (with permission) in a wheel chair that does almost everything for him as he has limited motion.
So, what can we do?
1. Spread the word to as many people as possible.
2. You can make a donation to their cause.
3. Volunteer to go there for a few days and help. They are always in need of smiling friendly friends to lift their spirit.
4. Keep them in your thoughts and prayers. EVERY DAY I DO!
This blog shows the work they are doing: http://blog.canpan.info/rera/
Also go to this site which is home page: http://www2.odn.ne.jp/~aas49970/index.htm
When I go to this page I cut and paste in Google Translate Japanese to English.
I will add more to this page as more details are provided. We need to let the Sendai area know that they are NOT abandoned. Douglas
Any questions call me 808-286-0260 or e-mail DouglasRealtor@gmail.com