For the past two months, hundreds of Scientology Volunteer Ministers have served in Japan in the wake of the magnitude 9 earthquake and 30-foot tsunami. Several hundred more are now en route to continue their work in Tokyo, Onagawa, Kesennuma and Ishinomaki.
A short clip covering some of our recent activities in Japan.
The Scientology Volunteer Ministers in Kesennuma presented a very special and colorful thank you note to Mr. Toshiyuki Mizutani, CEO of Hodaka Bicycle Company from the students of Hashikami Junior High School today.
The Volunteer Ministers have recently been delivering assists to the 96 fishermen of the Kesennuma Fishermen’s Association. As fishing is Kesennuma’s main industry, recovery of the Fishermen’s Association members means recovery of Kesennuma City itself.
The president of the association was the first to receive an assist. He gained so much from the action he asked the Volunteer Ministers to return the following day to deliver assists to every member of the association.
Koji Minami became an active Volunteer Minister shortly after the disaster and has been in active duty since. Here is his personal view on the situation.
Volunteer Minister Koji Minami tells the story of his work after the earthquake in Sendai, Japan:
A few days after the disaster Daimon Yoshida left Tokyo to help in Kesennuma in the North-East of Japan. Here is his personal account.
I was in Kesennuma for several days. My hat is off to the Volunteer Ministers who are staying in a disaster zone for long periods of time.
Report from Scientology Volunteer Ministers Heasquarters in Tokyo, Japan:
Today we helped 2,673 people and delivered 219 assists in Onagawa, Ishinomaki and Kesennuma. While we are expanding and sending teams to assess the damage and the state of the shelters in areas we have not yet visited, we continue delivering assists and helping the evacuees in any way we can.