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Habitat Japan to Mass Volunteers for Relief Operation
Habitat Japan is asking people living in Japan who are willing to volunteer and help with the clean-up operation after last week's earthquake and tsunami to register their interest. At a later stage, volunteers from outside Japan may also be needed.
"It may be several weeks still before we know how and when people can help, but we are taking names now so we are ready to go when the time is right." Kentaro Yamazaki, Habitat Japan's manager of national office and volunteer program, said: "We regularly send local and Japanese-based foreign volunteers - more than 800 a year - to support projects overseas, and now help is needed on their doorstep. If you are unable to come forward as a volunteer, please donate so we are able to help those most in need."
Habitat Japan with Habitat International has an assessment team and has been considering how we could best support the relief effort including housing related activities in affected areas. In the short-term, Habitat expects its response to include mobilizing volunteers in Japan in the relief operation, like beginning the clean-up process. A longer-term plan will then be plotted, when the best course of action is identified. Habitat expects that its response to the earthquake and tsunami could last for up to two years.
We will keep you updated through our website (http://www.habitatjp.org/index_e.html) as the situation develops and when we decide to go with your help, we will inform you by this mail and have you registered formerly.
Those interested in volunteering should email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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2011.03.14 Donate to Help Japan Earthquake and Tsunami Victims