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Urgent Request from CRASH Japan

Thank you for all your prayers and concerns for Japan.

Recent Typhoon number 18, aptly named Etau, dumped record setting rainfall on an already soggy Japan. Currently there are 3 dead, 23 missing, and thousands of people evacuated from their homes. There is not yet a count for number of homes destroyed or damaged.

In times of disaster, when human life and way of life are threatened, people’s coping mechanisms can be overwhelmed. A trained caregiver on the scene early in the trauma can help mitigate the long term effects by being present and available.
CRASH Japan seeks to serve the Japanese community by offering Christian Relief, Assistance, Support and Hope in times of Disaster. Our basic approach is to support the local church, sending assessment teams, mobilizing volunteers, and providing training in emotional and spiritual care, as well as sending trained caregivers.

If you can partner with us financially at this time, please send your donations to us:

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Thank you.

From Facebook…

A CRASH initial volunteer team visited one of the severely affected areas (Tenno area) in Kure city, where landslides are continuing and there is still no running water in some areas. After the flood the survivors are also suffering from heat wave - today's temperature was over 35°C (95°F). The Kure Christian volunteer center will begin tomorrow to send volunteers to help the survivors. CRASH Japan is going to support them through volunteer coordination and emotional and spiritual care.

Please keep praying for CRASH and help us by your generous donations. crashjapan.com/en/donate/

クラッシュジャパンのスタッフは、呉市の天応地区を訪問しました。呉市でも大きな被害が出た地域です。まだ断水が続き、土砂が残っています。明日からキリスト教会・呉ボランティアセンターがこの地域にボランティアを送ります。

クラッシュジャパンはボランティアセンター立ち上げのために協力し、また少しでしたが物資も運びました。これからもボランティアを送ることや心のケアを通して被災地支援をお行なっていきます。お祈りと献金のご支援を宜しくお願い申し上げます。 crashjapan.com/ja/shien/
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2 days ago  ·  

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The Iwagamis of CRASH Japan visited Kure Christian volunteer center which will be opened tomorrow. They brought food and water. Many staff already are preparing for opening and accepting volunteers.

クラッシュジャパンの岩上は現在、キリスト教会・呉ボランティアセンター(インマヌエル呉キリスト教会)を訪問しています。まずボランティアセンターに飲料と食物を運びました。明日からボランティアセンターがオープンします。これからボランティア受け入れが始まります。岩上2名も今、ボランティアセンターの開設準備の手伝いをしています。
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3 days ago  ·  

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To give you an idea of how wide-spread this disaster is, here is animation of the amount of water in the soil over time in Western Japan. The saturation of the soil made the mountainous areas ripe for landslides.

NHK WORLD-JAPAN
These graphs and maps compiled by NHK World illustrate the intensity and scope of the worst torrential rains in Japan in 30 years. The amount of rain soaking the ground raised the risk of mudslides.

www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/nhknewsline/backstories/graphicvisualization/
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5 days ago  ·  

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