On Sept. 17 (Thursday), CRASH sent a second assessment person to Ibaraki prefecture. He visited a church in Joso city that we had not been able to contact, and he confirmed that it’s okay. Based on the needs in the area and the results of our investigation, we are discussing how best to respond.
- start funding to help this church
- start preparing for our next step (to send volunteers if requested)
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: