Monthly: August 2011

Milton – Day 4

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We returned to Minamisanriku to visit more temp housing sites.  We also went further north, close to the city of Kessenuma.  Every cove along the shore that had a valley or stream was affected by the tsunami.  It looked like the smaller the valley, the higher the water went.  There were homes about seven stories […]

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Paul – Day 4

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Today we revisited Minamisanriku to finish off the the places we missed on our list.  There were six drop off sites, but that doesn’t count the few where we just stopped and asked if they needed any help. Two sites were shelters.  These centers are supporting less and less people as they are scheduled to […]

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Milton – Day 3

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We went to Minamisanriku yesterday.  It’s a small town about 40 minutes north of Ishinomaki that has many villages along the sea coast.  Upon entering the town, we saw debris filling the stream beds.  Only cement slabs remained where houses once stood.  When we saw the first cove, everything was gone.  You couldn’t tell what […]

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Paul – Day 3

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Today was spent in the Minamisanriku area of Tohoku (refers to northeast), one of the most heavily hit areas of the earthquake and tsunami.  Japan’s Honshu (main land mass) Island northeast section has many bays.  The Japanese describe the coastline like that of a saw blade with many points and pockets.  When the tsunami hit, […]

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Milton – Day 2

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We continued to distribute merchandise to another site near the coast, and to the destruction area near our “Be One” base.  There is a house that is designated the ‘bento house,’ and this is where the people in the neighborhood get their dinners.  Chad’s neighbor, Mrs. Katsumoto has been a tremendous help to us.  Chad […]

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