Last night I sat in on a board meeting of IDRO Japan; our home-grown disaster relief champions. There were a number of items on the agenda, but the chief one was the up-coming three-week trip to Tohoku and the eight (Yes! EIGHT!!) different building and renovation projects IDRO Japan will be involved in. These include working on 3 remodels, a workshop, the Ibuki Project, and the Nagatsura Fisherman’s Office. That’s a lot of work, so volunteers are definitely required and as it is mainly building work “some carpentry skills would be a bonus”. The work period will last from February 25th till March 9th and if you do come up, Rob Mangold says, “a sleeping bag and good boots are a necessity”.
“…and long undies,” adds Quentin Durning, with a twinkle in his eye. It gets a bit chilly up north…
Rob will be going up on the 24th so get in touch quickly if you want a lift up with him. I’ll be dragging my lazy ass up there myself in early March.
If you would like to pitch in with this effort then please send an email here: idrojapan [at] gmail.com*
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