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:
Please pray for Tochigi and Ibaraki prefectures Japan. Kinugawa river flooded and devastated so many residential areas on Sep. 10. We still don’t know the whole picture of its damage.
We have a report from the Relief Committee of Japan Evangelical Alliance. There have been no damage for churches in Ibaraki and Tochigi prefectures so far. Some Christian houses in Joso city were damaged and they already evacuated.
Here is a video of Joso city on Mainichi newspaper’s website: