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volunteering with idro, flood relief

after i ofunato, i met up with IDRO japan, which is a small disaster relief non-profit based in kyoto, with mostly expat members.

IDRO is a small organization, able to move around and work where needed, and the day after i arrived at the base come in funakoshi village on ogatsu peninsula near ishinomaki, we went to kaneyama in fukushima to help shovel out the mud from the flooding the previous week.

it was kind of a far drive, but it felt like definitely the right thing to do, and i am very glad that we could help with the mud clean-up—the local folks definitely needed the help, and shoveling mud is hard work.

About liz

from the u.s., recently moved from kobe to sendai, japan, researching community-based housing recovery after disaster.


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