Flower Planting: Volunteers Needed

This weekend – July 8-9 – we are planting flowers and vegetables in temporary housing in Watanoha section of Ishinomaki, one of the areas most heavily affected by the tsunami. Our goal is to provide not only supplies, but also emotional care for survivors who have lost friends and family members.  We encourage all volunteers to communicate with survivors and help rebuild this community.

We are recruiting volunteers. The schedule is as follows:

Dates: 7/8~7/9
Location: Koganehama, Watanoha, Ishinomaki City (Miyagi Prefecture)

10PM: All volunteers meet in front of Lions Tower in Tsukishima; On Yurakucho or Oedo Lines. Exit 6. Walk straight and you’ll see 7-Eleven. Lions Tower is next to the store. Walk around the building to the back, where you’ll see a community center – floor to ceiling glass walls with tables and chairs lined up. We meet outside.

10:30PM: Two vans leave for Koganehama

6:30AM: Arrive at Senshu University fields
7AM-8AM: Orientation
8AM-8:30AM: Two groups go to given locations (one group goes to Koganehama, one group goes to a temporary housing location close by)
9AM: Begin planting
2:30~3PM: End planting
3PM-4PM: Clean up
4PM: Debrief/Departure
11:30PM: Arrival at Lions Tower, Tsukishima.

It will be raining on Saturday, so expect to get wet and muddy. All volunteer should bring a change of clothes and rain gear (a poncho, raincoat,…etc), including:

*Lunch for Saturday (you can buy this at the Lawson’s on the way over to the sites)
Change of Clothes
Sturdy shoes (waterproof)
Baseball cap
Bug Repellent
Notepad, pen
Rain gear
Sturdy gloves
*If you have small shovels, please bring them with you

Snacks for the ride up (although we will be making stops at convenience stores)
To Join: contact jun [dot] shepard [at] gmail [dot] com by THURSDAY, July 6 before 5PM.


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