Touhoku HELP Secretariat
Regarding the report about the newly established and incorporated foundation;
Approaching the end of October:
It has been already about two months since the Touhoku HELP Secretariat became a legally recognized body. Almost two months have passed with the support and prayers of numerous people. During this period, a number of new projects have been planned and fortunately some of them have started implementation.
Today, the following press release has been released to the Miyagi Prefecture Press Club.
This is the summary of our results. We would like to share them along with our great appreciation.
Information on Touhoku HELP Secretariat
Rev. (Dr.) Naoya Kawakami
Executive Director, the Victim Support Network
Sendai, Christian Union
Chairman, Board of Directors, Touhoku Deaconia
(Touhoku HELP Secretariat)
I am happy to hear that you are well and prosperous. I am obliged to you for the trouble you have taken for me always.
The Sendai Christian Union which is composed of 100 churches in the Sendai area started the disaster support network on March 18th right after the huge disaster.
This organization is a voluntary organization and commonly called “Touhoku HELP” and has engaged in gathering information and raising funds. With much support this secretariat becomes now a legally incorporated foundation known as “Touhoku Deaconia” (commonly called “Touhoku HELP Secretariat”) and now will serve a longer period of time.
In collaboration with the National Christian Council in Japan (NCCJ), it is getting support from NGOs in different countries allowing us to have started some supporting projects already. We would like to report and share with you these recent developments.
The list of projects:
1) The supporting projects for the foreign victims:
Between 3:00~10:00 p.m. on Sunday and Wednesday, the free telephone counseling by clergy (Shinto, Buddhist, Christian) is provided.
The radio broadcasting is also utilized for informing about available telephone counseling.