Tuesday, April 5, 2011

After the Quake Local People Reaching Out to Help Each Other

(by Mr. Toshiro Ohwada, evacuee at the Goishi District Community Center, Massaki-cho, Ofunato, Iwate Prefecture)
People are starting to reach out to each other in these hard times. Worried about blackouts, a company in our sister city sent solar panels. Some evacuees created homemade hot baths. A local construction company lent us bathtubs at no cost. Among the evacuees you have business people, electricians, plumbers, and even public servants. They’re all doing whatever they can to make life better for everyone.

Mr. Toshiro Ohwada

From NHK website "Those Affected by the Disaster: What I want to tell you now" on April 4, 2011
Translated by Craig Dandridge

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